The news that Steph Brown was to be replaced at the last moment as Batgirl in an upcoming arc of Smallville was a very heavy blow to her fans, but nowhere near as heavy as the one that came shortly after it: The leaked information that she and Cassandra Cain were considered…
“Together, they put onto life support the idea that a female character should be judged by her sensuality and sound the death knell for the the conceit that insists the defining characteristics of a female comics character should always and forever be her hair colour and bust size. Together, they reject out of hand the idea that a female characters place is to be driving forward the plot of a male characters story rather than living their own. And, perhaps most importantly, together, they are deeply injurious to the idea that the mythic Silver-Age in all it’s male-dominated lily-white glory should forever be DC’s touchstone, arguing instead that the nearly fifty years of ideas and development that came afterwards is at least as interesting, is far more relevant, and is worthy of equal respect.”
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