By - April 12, 2013

Dude Looks Like A Batgirl

I did steal this title from Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like A Lady”, but I’m sure Steven Tyler will be OK with it, maybe.

D.C. Comics is wading back into the LGBT community (You have to add a Q to the alphabet soup now, which stands for questioning).  Last year D.C. introduced a “gay” character to their line up.  The character happened to be a much forgotten character, Alan Scott’s Green Lantern, which is different than the Green Lantern we are all used to, Hal Jordan.  Before Alan Scott, D.C. had the lesbian Batwomen.  Nobody knew there was a Batwomen, but apparently there is.

Now D.C. is going all out with this current character who is coming out of the closet.  Batgirl will announce that she/he is transgendered and bisexual!

This month’s issue reveals that secret. In a face-to-face discussion, Barbara Gordon and her roommate have a serious chat in which roommate Yeoh reveals that she is really a he and bisexual as well.

So, Batgirl number 19 marks the debut as the very first “real-world” transgendered character in all of mainstream comics. By “Real-world” that means a character that is merely transgendered in the “real-world” sense, not changed via some sort of superhero-styled transformation.

OK, now we find out that Batgirl, the once loved Barbara Gordon, daughter of Batman’s friend commissioner Gordon, shaves not only her/his legs but his/her face as well.

Let me get this straight (if I can actually use the word “straight” when discussing this).  Batgirl was a guy, but is now a girl and in addtion to that is bisexual?!  So if she was a he and Batgirl perfers girls, does that make him/her straight?  What is it called when a transgendered person likes a person of what once was the same sex?  I think I have just found the definition for the “Questioning” definition within the LGBTQ alphabet soup.  My head hurts now.

I would be a little worried about this superhero.  This is one very confused superhero.  How can you expect her/him to figure out a criminal mastermind, if they can’t even figure themselves out?

OK Batgirl/guy please don’t get offended if I call in Batman instead of you.  Batman is a very confident, self-assured individual who is never confused, so I have the confidence that if I’m threatened by a criminal mastermind, Batman will be able to figure him out as he has long ago figured himself out, to be a straight, focused, maybe angery, intellegent person.

WARNING: The left is co-opting the english language again.  No longer are those of us who are heterosexual, normal or straight, we are Cis-gendered.  From the same story:

“Look, we have a problem most media don’t have, which is that almost all the tentpoles we build our industry upon were created over a half century ago … at a time where the characters were almost without exception white, cis-gendered*, straight, on and on. It’s fine–it’s great that people love those characters. But if we only build around them, then we look like an episode of The Andy Griffith Show for all eternity.”

There is no such thing as normal anymore, we are all different definitions of normal.  This is a very steep slope we are going down.

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