Batwoman represents the fist openly lesbian superhero. She left the military due to bullying and became a sidekick for Batman.  Her initial purpose, however, was to legitimize Batman and Robin's relationship and provide a love interest for Batman.  If we compare her origin and what she became we come to some interesting questions about the cultural times we live in as well as the function of purpose. Does her original purpose weaken her identity as the first lesbian superhero?

Batwoman represents the fist openly lesbian superhero. She left the military due to bullying and became a sidekick for Batman. Her initial purpose, however, was to legitimize Batman and Robin's relationship and provide a love interest for Batman. If we compare her origin and what she became we come to some interesting questions about the cultural times we live in as well as the function of purpose. Does her original purpose weaken her identity as the first lesbian superhero?

Original work by J.H. Wiliams III, with coloring by an amateur.

Original work by J.H. Wiliams III, with coloring by an amateur.

I Never Wanted to be a Boy (A Tribute to Authors). From Culturally DIsoriented's blog. More to think on.

I Never Wanted to be a Boy (A Tribute to Authors)

I Never Wanted to be a Boy (A Tribute to Authors). From Culturally DIsoriented's blog. More to think on.

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