Thursday, June 1, 2006

Batwoman is a Lesbian

Batwoman is a lesbian AND hot! Yep, you read that correctly. AP is reporting:

Years after she first emerged from the Batcave, Batwoman is coming out of the
closet.
I can already hear the wingnuts screaming! It's part of a "diversity" strategy since they want the DC comics to better portray what America looks like. I think it's a shrewd business move. Lesbians are not perceived as negatively as gay males and straight men LOVE them. The Bible, if you take it literally, also doesn't say anything about a woman lying down with another woman.

You go girl!

2 comments:

alex said...

while i do think it's cool that DC comics is bringing batwoman out of the closet, i don't think it's true that lesbians are considered any better than gay men. while it's true that two women kissing on screen may not produce the same "ick" response from most straight men, that does not mean that our society loves lesbians. homophobic patriarchy may enjoy the site of two women kissing, but only if they both conform to heteronormative definitions of femininity and are kissing for the pleasure of the viewing man, and not for their pleasure. lesbians are hate crimed just like gay men. lesbians are raped (by men and women). the list goes on... but the point i'm making, is that lesbians are hated just as much (if not in some cases, more) than gay men. the hate just manifests itself differently.

Rieux said...

The Bible, if you take it literally, also doesn't say anything about a woman lying down with another woman.

Er, I'm afraid that's not quite right:

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

- Romans 1:26-27 ( http://tinyurl.com/eblma )

Now, I happen to think this is yet further evidence of what an awful resource the Bible is for moral instruction, but YMMV.