Over on Suvudo.com recently there was a wee article on DC giving Batwoman her own ongoing series
(subsequent to her recent role as lead character "Detective Comics".) This is a pretty cool move given that the character is lesbian, so I don't disagree with the positive comments Matt Staggs gathered for the article itself, but I find myself echoing Caitlin R. Kiernan
to some extent, in being a bit skeptical. Anyhoo, I didn't get my response back to Matt in anything remotely resembling a timely manner, but he posted it anyway:To be honest, I think lesbianism is the go-to sexuality for these sort of corporate creative ventures — comics, TV series — when they want to make an effort to be cool with Teh Gayz but not take too much of a risk... [read on]
Coincides, funny enough, with a debate on Mark Charan Newton's blog,
where I reiterate my segregation argument. And, come to think of it, the guest post on Charlie's Diary I linked to the other day.