Well, someone needs to cry foul on this disturbing violent sexist crap, so I'll do it.
|Hey, kids! Comics!|
Harley Quinn is a dangerous, murderous psycho. There is nothing cute or funny or sexy about that.
Plus, the double standard on this is terrifying. If DC started treating the Joker, Deathstroke, Lobo -- ANY male villain -- as a fun playful sexy symbol, the public would--
well, honestly, I can't imagine how the public would react. Because the idea that DC would do such a thing is so ludicrous.
Okay, I get it; I remember the '90s, too, and I watched BTAS. The FIRST time it was on. And I read all the comics, too. I don't dislike the character at all. She's a great character. And I get how amusing she could be in the context of the show and those books.
But she's not in that context any more. And you know what allowed that context? In BTAS (and associated comics) Harley never killed anybody. A crazy crook? Yes. But she wasn't a psychokiller, and the principal manifestation of her madness was her infatuation with the Joker.
Once she becomes female sexy-time Joker (as she has in the comics)....
well, I don't think it's funny. Or sexy. It's disturbing, like, "modern Japanese-culture" level disturbing.
Is no one else speaking out about this?