batgirl: babs gordon

barbara gordon is canonically

  • a disabled woman, 
  • an intersectional feminist, 
  • one of the smartest members of the batfamily, 
  • and the leader of a badass all-female superhero team, 

and it breaks my heart that she’s probably going to be reduced to “cute girl who punches bad guys and makes jokes and has a crush on nightwing” in joss whedon’s batgirl movie. 

I can’t believe that a video game and a lego movie are the only two mainstream comic book adaptations that have treated barbara gordon with respect and allowed her to be her own character instead of using her as a plot device to contribute to bruce’s man pain or passing her around in a series of increasingly out-of-character romances with literally every single male batfam member. 

a family comedy about lego characters is better with how it handles its female characters than 99.99% of “serious” superhero movies.

Dick: How can I sleep faster?


Babs: Read a book before you sleep, can help you relax and eventually doze off.


Stephanie: I always found a nice cup of milk before bed helped!


Tim: Just get, like, REALLY TIRED, then you have no problem.


Jason: Get a knife.


Jason: Stab yourself.


Jason: Eternal sleep.

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Cowl-less Barbara Gordon in Young Justice 2.10