Because I’m sick of “ex-girlfriend & current girlfriend are enemies” petty jealousy bullshit.
They met for the first time when they were teenagers, back in Barbara’s early days as Batgirl and Kori’s first run with the Titans. Right off the bat, the two of them were very impressed by each other’s combat skills.
They exchanged phone numbers right after their first battle.
Wally West was convinced they were secretly dating for a solid six months. None of his friends bothered to tell him otherwise; mostly because they all thought the same thing.
Kori got considerably better at making human food after Babs started helping her.
They especially love baking together, and they do it so often together it ended up becoming their “thing.” Many fights have broken out between friends and teammates over their blueberry muffins.
After the Joker incident, Kori sent an enormous, highly fragrant bouquet of flowers to the hospital. It was so big the nurses could barely get it through the door.
Sometimes, when the traffic in Gotham is particularly bad, Kori just picks her up and flies her wherever she needs to go; wheelchair and all. This has caused many a Gothamite to readjust their medication.
Kori taught Babs conversational Tamaranean.
Babs taught Kori human anatomy and the meanings of popular slang.
They established a place to meet up for coffee once a month back in their teens. It’s a good time to unwind, drink caffeine-flavored whipped cream, and complain about what the other superheroes are ignoring them about this time.
When Kori was dating Dick, Barbara was the first person she’d call for advice should any problems with him come up.
And then when Barbara was dating him, the situations reversed.
(In fact, Kori may or may not have been the source of a lot of tips on what he liked during sex…)
Dick once joked that his girlfriend and ex-girlfriend loved each other more than they ever loved him. Barbara’s response to that was:
“Well, if I lost you, I’d lose the sex, which is admittedly good, but also what I have a vibrator for. But if I lost Kori, I’d lose my baking buddy. And who else could I have be my baking buddy? Tim? Not likely.”
He had to concede that she had a point.
(Tim was just offended.)
Admittedly, one thing Babs does envy about Kori is her thick, fluffy, gravity-defying hair. She often finds excuses to braid it, often under the guise of improving her manual motor skills (for typing purposes, of course).
One time they fell asleep up in the Clock Tower at Babs’ computer, and she unconsciously wrapped herself in Kori’s hair like a blanket. She still hasn’t been able to live that down.
Kori once dragged Barbara to a Taylor Swift concert.
Then Barbara dragged Kori to an indie rock festival.
Both of them ended up having the times of their lives.
One of their other favorite things to do together is watch Netflix documentaries. Babs usually finds in-depth investigations on technology or feminist issues. Kori just picks whatever looks most interesting to her on that particular day. Barbara swears she still has nightmares over the making-of-hot-dogs one.
They take karaoke duets very seriously.
Sometimes Kori lets Barbara hang by her hands while they’re flying to simulate the lost sensation of swinging over rooftops.
Once, she borrowed (read: stole) Barbara’s glasses to do impersonations of her. Barbara was less than amused; especially after she wheeled herself into a table corner…twice.
Nobody lets them come to sci-fi movies anymore after Jason made the mistake of taking them to The Force Awakens. They spent literally the entire time critiquing the way the movie portrayed space travel, and Jason was so busy telling them to shut up that he missed Han Solo’s death.
They have a tally list of how many times they’ve saved each other from villains.
Barbara’s done the saving 29 times. Kori’s done the saving 37 times.
Barbara swears that all the times she’s had help with the saving should count:
“No! It does not count! Stop with the cheating!” “How am I cheating? I can’t even walk. You can FLY.”
They’re not each other’s closest friends, or even each other’s oldest friends. But despite their vastly differing personalities, through all the strange superhero things that go on, they still manage to be each other’s most constant friends.
You know what’s really frustrating? How many TV shows,especially superhero TV shows aimed at young people absolutely refuse to do something as simple as make sure that their show is gender balanced.Or show female characters have any connection with other women. Superhero shows are meant to inspire us, to show us a better way and yet they seem to hate the very idea of actually spending any time on female characters
Just look at all the TV shows we had till now .Can you think of one show where the the men don’t outnumber the women? Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Agent Carter…….the only one which actually bothered to some degree was Agents of Shield*
Arrow is horrible when it comes to it’s treatment of female characters. We all know that. But they are also horrible when it comes to the actual presence of female characters.. And they don’t learn. Oliver’s new team of vigilantes had a 3;1 male to female ratio. Was there ANYTHING preventing them from making Rene or Rory a girl? And look at how isolated Felicity is from other girls. She has zero female friends
The Flash is also very much a guy show and Caitlin and Iris barely even interact with each other. Again was there anything to prevent Julian from being a girl? No. They absolutely refuse to include more female characters
Legends of Tomorrow has a two girl maximum. At least in the first seaosn Sara and Kendra were friends but now Sara barely even seems to talk to Amaya. And again there was nothing preventing them from making Nate a girl. Hell his issues with being sheltered and feeling helpless his whole life would have been even more impact if he was a girl
And the few shows we have which are supposed to be about girls? They are cringe inducing when it comes to these issues and absolutely get worse with time
Agent Carter was male dominated and the only somewhat female light in the show was Carter’s friendship with Angie. And they snuffed this completely in the second season in favor of a shitty love triangle. And don’t get me started in how they took a brilliant female historical figure and turned her into a pathetic villain
Supergirl is probably the worse when it comes to this. Look at how the show started. Although Winn has improved he started as a creepy toxic male geek. One of his very first lines was thinking that Kara was a lesbian because she didn’t want him. And when Kara turned him down he made her feel guilty and apologize to him. And he was presented as her best and ONLY friend. Kara Danvers had no female friends. Do you realize how insane this is?. Still season 1 wasn’t quite as bad. Kara had Cat as a female mentor, she overcome her hesitancy and develop respect and friendship with Lucy and James although he had a few minor glitches like his reaction to the Red Kryptonite was a goddamn awesome and healthy male character. But in season 2?
Although the introduction of Maggie and her realtionship with Alex is excellent it’s the ONLY bright spot. Everything else ruined the little they had. They ditched Cat in favor of Snapper, Lucy disappeared in the void of unappreciated female characters and instead we got freaking Mon El. The very definition of bland pretty boy. James was turned into some fragile insecure boy who feel threatened by by Kara’s status, Winn actually actively sabotaged Kara just so he and James can shine and again don’t get me started on Mon El. M’gann should have been one of the bright sides of this season but he was barely used. We got see more of Mon El’s fuck then of a fascinating and complex character like M’gann. The ONLY female friend Kara has is Lena and you know they are going to fuck with this,
Literally all of these shows actively isolate women from interacting with other women. Female friendship is treated as some flaky thing that can easily be ignored and erase while male friendship is celebrated and iconic. Just look at Oliver and Diggle, Barry and Cisco. On Legends they pushed Nate and Ray and Ray and Mick to bond and become friends while Mick and Snart were beyond celebrated and iconic. On Supergirl they put more attention on Winn and James friendship then on any interaction Kara had with a girl that wasn’t her sister
Female friendships gets none of this. The closest we ever came was Carter and Angie’s and Sara and Kendra’s (and come to think of Sara and Sin) . And all of them got only a fraction of the time spent on male friendships and was erased completely later on never to be mentioned again
The only chance girls get when it comes to friendship is with male characters and this is often either a prelude to or baiting of a realtionship
THIS IS FUCKED UP. THIS IS DELIBERATE . WOMEN DESERVE MORE
*I am not gonna get into the Netflix shows as well since this already got too long but they have their own issues as well. Not quite as horrible as the CW shows but still bad
You are weak, Son of El, unsure of yourself. The fact that you possess a sense of morality, and we do not, gives us an evolutionary advantage
and if history had proved anything it is that evolution always wins.