Hey, in one of your posts, you mentioned that Tim Drake can be kind of sexist. I'm not disagreeing with you, but do you have some examples of this? I'm trying to read up on his character and differentiating fanon from canon characterizations can be difficult and you seem to know what you're talking about.
Perhaps instead of “sexist” what I meant to say is “has a history of disrespecting women”. I have some panels that serve as additional examples under the cut, but how he treats the girls he dates is far more telling. Because, and there’s no easy way to say this…
Tim was kind of a fuckboy?
Allow me to explain. For a start, when he was Robin, he dated a girl called Ariana. This is him making kitchen jokes to her.
But most importantly, he also kissed Stephanie while he was dating her. Not only did Steph have no idea Tim had a girlfriend and get immediately brushed off after this (class act), but he never actually confessed the event to Ariana either.
Which you think is something that he would do, considering how pissy he got when Ariana “cheated” on him.
You might be wondering why I put that in quotations. Well, the thing is that referring to what Ariana did as cheating is… well. Wrong.
Tim stood her up and the guy offered to go ice skating with her instead to cheer her up. If you ask me kissing another girl is a WAY bigger betrayal, but Tim didn’t give a fuck. Whether it’s something he did in the heat of the moment or not (wonder how many girls have heard that excuse), you’d think he would at least admit to kissing another girl while the truths were being made known.
Meanwhile the guilt of going skating together clearly tore Glenn and Ariana up, and they came clean (or tried to).
Oh, and then he kissed Stephanie again, immediately after a date with Ariana, who he couldn’t wait to leave for another girl.
Five minutes later:
I wonder if Steph would have been so agreeable if she’d known Tim had a girlfriend this whole time. But anyway, Tim then tried to break up with Ariana via a letter.
He’s then spared from having to take any responsibility because Ariana, rightfully so, breaks up with him. She then stays his friend because, again, Tim never confessed his physical or emotional betrayals.
Not that he did much better with Stephanie, who he’s treated badly for over a decade.