June 2, 2006, - 2:09 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Many are up in arms that a new, “retooled” Lesbian Batwoman will soon be on the pages of comic books. If you think this is the first lesbian your daughters and sons will be stung with in comic books, you haven’t been paying attention.
Most comic book heroines are VERY masculine, especially those drawn by DC Comics, which also publishes Batwoman comics. They are basically men with long hair . . . on a ton of steroids. They may not be openly lesbian as Batwoman will be. But they are definitely butch and don’t look a thing like women. No femininity involved with these she-male monstrosities. Is that what you want your kids learning that a woman should be like? And is blurring the genders such a great thing? Hardly.
Take Wonder Woman, one of our fave superheroes (when she was actually a woman). Look at the photos we’ve posted from Wonder Woman over the decades and Wonder Woman, now. She used to be a woman. Now he/she/it is a . . . ?
Which one would you rather see your daughter emulate, your son date?
Thanks to reader Earl E. for the BBC article on Lesbian Batwoman.