Here are the ten reasons why Selina Kyle from Gotham(2014-) is a feminist character:
- Selina Kyle a.k.a. Cat is a street kid (thief) who grows up to be Catwoman.
- Kyle can move around city scape of Gotham without making a sound, which is how she was able to witness the Wayne’s murder.
- Selina saves the young Bruce Wayne from all sorts of trouble including pushing Reggie Payne out of a window since he could rat out them out to the wrong people.
- Selina Kyle often acts like she only cares about herself, but is very loyal to those she cares about like Ivy Pepper and Bruce Wayne. Kyle took Ivy Pepper to Gordon’s apartment when she found the young girl frozen on the streets. Cat nursed Ivy to health.
- Selina can break into secure locations like the Wayne Mansion, so only the people she wants can find her.
- Cat jumps off roofs, do acrobatic ,fights, pick pockets and fire guns with a high amount of skill since she has been on the streets since she was a little girl. She helps train Bruce Wayne how to survive in Gotham.
- Kyle is one of the toughest people in Gotham city. Selina scratches the eyes out of one of the thugs who try to kidnap her for the Dollmaker. She always narrowly escapes danger because of great stealth capabilities.
- Selina often has great one-liners for Gordon or Wayne that masks any sort of emotions she may be having.
- Selina Kyle helps Bruce steal keys from Bunderslaw so the young Wayne could figure out what was happening at his family’s company.
- Cat’s very clever and knows just how to work people to get what she wants. For example, Selina threatens a cop by saying she will says he touched her if he doesn’t bring the theif to Detective Gordon.
“It’s normal to feel trauma. It’s nothing you need to be ashamed of.” – Dr Leslie Thompkins
“A woman needs to know how to be strong, stand on her own… a’course, boy or a girl, if you’re lucky enough to fall in love you hafta be even stronger… fight like a lion to keep it alive… so that on the day your love is weak enough… or selfish enough… or friggin’ stupid enough to run away, you have the strength to track him down and eat ‘im alive” – Tulip O’Hare
Since all of the the CW Network’s DC television shows are over for the season, I wanted to explore all of my feminist wishes for their next seasons. Especially with the four way crossover event that the Executives have announced:
- I hope that when Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen get back together they have a true partnership like the tech genius wanted. I hope that Olicity gets married next season, but only if the couple have a respectful, honest and loving relationship. Especially since Felicity broke off the engagement because Oliver didn’t tell her about William. I don’t want the series to erase all of Smoak’s concerns so the couple can be romantically linked again.
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s team is very male centric now that Sara Lance is the only woman on board. I hope that the two new passengers on the Waverider are women. We now know that the Justice Society will be part of the universe so I hope Stargirl is one of the new members. I loved Courtney Whitmore a.k.a. Stargirl on Smallville.
- I want Iris West to become more of a Lois Lane type to Barry Allan/The Flash’s Superman. I would love to see Iris West become a vital part of taking down the meta-humans, then writing a peabody winning story about it.
- Sara Lance should have a girlfriend next season especially since we have already explored her being in a heterosexual one. The White Canary has only really flirted with women, kissed a 1950’s nurse or had some stolen moments with Nyssa her ex-girlfriend on screen (which some of you have reminded me was a semi-toxic love),while we have witnessed a full fledged romance with Oliver Queen. I totally respect that Sara Lance’s attraction to men does not take away from her being a LGBTQ character, but there are plenty of f/m romances on these DC TV shows and no f/f ones.
- Dr. Caitlin Snow using S.T.A.R. Labs not to just take down meta-humans, but to rehabilitate them using her knowledge as a bio-chemist. I would love to see Snow become the new head of the Lab, then bring the company back to its former glory.
- I hope that Kara Danvers brings Cat Grant into the secret. The Supergirl finale told us that she would be a vital part of the Super Team. I loved the mentor/friendship moments between the two women, so I think Cat knowing that Kara is Supergirl would deepen their relationship.
- Simply more Alex and Kara Danvers fighting next to one another. I adore the great sisterly bond the two heroes have.
- The actresses from Supergirl have talked about Alex becoming Bat Woman, which would make my day.
- During the four-way crossover episodes, Felicity Smoak and Sara Lance go on a mission together aboard the Waverider maybe taking some bad guys down in the 1960s. I’m just guessing that crossover episode will take place on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
- Sara Lance deals with the loss of her sister the Black Canary, which leads to her really opening her heart to somebody. I want the White Canary to start to feel like a superhero instead of a broken down woman.
“Err, yeah! you wanna UMPH! destroy the brain, right?” – Officer Kristen Landry talking about Zombies
Here are ten reasons why Jesse Quick from The Flash is a feminist character:
- Jesse Quick is the Earth Two daughter of Harrison Wells.
- Jesse graduated from high school when she was fifteen.
- Quick became stuck on Earth One after the Flash and her father rescued her from Zoom.
- Jesse Quick remains a genius since even though she is still in college, Well’s helped reprogram the S.T.A.R. Labs satellite to track down the electrical distortions that King Shark creates naturally.
- Quick has at least two college majors including one in bio-chem.
- The science genius figured out the Griffin Grey a meta-human suffered from oxidated stress a.k.a. aged when he uses his super strength by analyzing his blood.
- Jesse Quick has great problem solving skills. For example, when Wally and Jesse were trying leave the room the team locked them in (to protect the young West and Harrison’s daughter), Quick hot wired the door with lots of electricity.
- Quick was able to forgive Harrison Wells for killing a man after helping The Flash team rescue her father from Grey.
- Jesse has some engineering knowledge proved by helping Cisco upgrade Barry Allen’s suit with dwarf star alloy.
- Jesse and Barry were able to see that the man in the iron mask who Zoom was also keeping hostage was spelling out Zoom. Quick was vital part in figuring out Zoom and Jay Garrick were the same people.
“Would you tell him that signing the bill and, thus, swallowing the bitter pill of strip mining would not foreclose a PR approach that would trumpet banking reforms while at the same time excoriating the special-interest strip-mining scam which, by the way, is what I am happy to call it. Tell him that.” – Dr. Mandy Hampton
Here are the ten reasons why Patty Spivot from The Flash is a feminist character:
- Detective Patty Spivot was part of the Central City Police Department. Before Spivot left the force, she was Joe West’s partner.
- Patty was a member of Detective West’s Anti Meta-Human Task Force.
- Spivot died for two minutes after hitting her head on the swimming pool when she was a child.
- Detective Spivot graduated from Hudson University with a three majors: biology, physics and chemistry.
- Patty Spivot joined the Anti Meta-Human Task Force to lock up the Mardon brothers who killed her father for money.
- Spivot decided to quit the force, so she could train to be a CSI.
- Patty could tell her boyfriend Barry Allen was The Flash by realizing he knew too much about the meta-humans in their police cases.
- Patty Spivot may hate the Mardon brothers, but she doesn’t have a prejudice against meta-humans since like normal people some are “bad” and others are “good”.
- Spivot is a total geek about comic books, which she can babble on about for hours.
- Patty is very observant for example she could tell Barry was blind because of the type of sunglasses he was wearing.
“Why is there hugging?” – Annabeth Shcott
Here are the ten reasons why Nyssa al Ghul from Arrow is a feminist character:
- Nyssa al Ghul is the lesbian leader of the League of Assassins, which she disbanded to break free of her late father’s control.
- Nyssa’s soulmate is the bisexual Sara Lance a.k.a. the White Canary. The former assassin let Sara go twice so she could have a life free of killing.
- Nyssa al Ghul trained the Black Canary a.k.a. Laurel Lance. The two bonded over the temporary death of Sara Lance.
- Ra’s al Ghuls’ daughter became a proficient swordswoman by age eight. Nyssa was always proud to be the demon head’s daughter, but hated and feared him. She is fluent in Arabic and English.
- The cold blooded Nyssa al Ghul showed that she can feel love when she saved Sara Lance after the young woman was separated from Oliver Queen. Sara’s fearless nature around her father Ra al Ghul made Nyssa fall in love with the future White Canary.
- When Sara Lance briefly died, Nyssa swore a blood oath to avenge her beloved’s death.
- The assassin’s father forced her to marry Oliver Queen after Ra al Ghul named him the heir to the head of the demon. Nyssa’s love of Sara Lance made her weak, so Ra stripped his daughter of the title of heir.
- Nyssa destroyed the Lazarus Pit in Nanda Parbat after seeing how it transformed Sara Lance into a monster.
- When her father tasked Nyssa to bring back Sara Lance dead or alive, she decided to release the Canary instead.
- Nyssa may not love Oliver Queen, but since they became a “married in the League” she continues to protect him. For example, when Digg punched the Green Arrow she pointed an arrow at him.