Making Sense of Asia Argento and Other Survivor/Perpetrators

In comic books and fairy tales, there are always heroes and villains. No matter how edgy or imaginative the retelling, you can always tell who’s who. And that’s how it is for the vast majority of media we consume. We know who’s side we are supposed to be on and we root for them. We have this deeply seeded cultural impulse to separate characters into “good” and “bad” people.