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Friday, February 27, 2015 

New52 Catwoman becomes bisexual

The writer of the latest solo book for Catwoman is turning her bisexual:
One of comics’ strong female leads has come out as bisexual.

In Catwoman #39, out this week, the titular character kisses another woman, and in a blog post on her personal website, writer Genevieve Valentine shares the beats she wanted to cover, including “establishing Selina (Kyle) as a canon bisexual.” In her view, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s followed the character.
Or maybe it should be? I don't think they ever tried suggesting that until Frank Miller's Batman: Year One story from around 1987, and just because Selina Kyle's been portrayed as a crook with honor doesn't mean they should exploit an established character for this PC hogwash, any more than Alan Scott's already been misused, or how the Batwoman role's been filled by a lesbian.

By the way, is their use of "strong female leads" supposed to imply being strong makes her perfect for this PC direction? If that's what they're saying, it's ridiculous.

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Sigh.... Catwoman was one of my favorite characters. I am getting so sick of this PC BS. DC and Marvel really don't know how to write diverse characters. No wonder comic books are dying off. I honestly will be shocked if comics are still around after 20 years if things keep going the way they are in the comic book industry. These "writers" are on par with that of a 15 year old fan fiction writer. Their writing styles and obsession with sex is the same as that of a high schooler. Makes sense seeing as how most of these comic book "writers" haven't mentality grown up past high school.

In itself, I have no objection to LGBT characters. But I am tired of changes in long-established characters, whether it's a bisexual Catwoman, a gay Alan Scott, a black Johnny Storm, or a punk Billy Batson.

Also, this portrayal of Catwoman just perpetuates the stereotype that all assertive, independent women must be lesbians, or at least bisexual.

Since writers at DC and Marvel are obviously too lazy or incompetent to create their own original characters, maybe DC could get a license to publish a Xena comic. That character was a popular (and iconic) super-heroine, and was strongly implied to be bisexual almost from the very beginning.

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