“So. Dinah Lance is going to make a REALLY bad mistake and marry Ollie Queen.”

“So *why* are they doing this? Here’s Black Canary, and when she’d done well, you stop noticing the fishnets and start noticing that even without her power, she’s one of the toughest and smartest fighters in DCU. And she’s done most of it as a Bird of Prey or in the JSA or on her own – not as Ollie’s girlfriend. Being Ollie’s girlfriend has never been good for her. People respect Canary. Or they did.”

~snip~

“But this wedding stuff – Wedding Planners and Bachelor/Bachelorette parties and what have you? You know what it feels like? It feels like, ‘Hey, we want to get more girls reading our comics! But what do girls want?’

“Not good plots, apparently. Not good art. Not believable acting (let’s not even touch believable looking, given the men) adult women in leading roles (or adolescent women ditto). Nah, girls don’t want that. Girls want to see *weddings*! They want to see Dinah Lance dithering over wedding dresses and cakes and lingerie. (I can’t even imagine this.) They want to see Superman flying out of a cake. That’s what girls want – all frilly and cute things.”
Arrgh! NO!, Debra Fran Baker, June 18, 2007

Debra Fran Baker absolutely nails it. Go read the whole thing, you’ll be glad you did!

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