|Catwoman: Queen of Snark, expert thief, master of the bull whip and able to disguise herself into virtually any situation, including sneaking past Batman.|
Plenty of people have weighed in on how women are portrayed in comics. The argument consistently seems to boil down to "It makes real women feel bad" on one side and "But that's what the customers want" on the other.
|Scarlet Witch: able to bend reality to her will (as in, she imagines it, it happens), shoots hex bolts, can teleport, fly and move objects with her mind.|
|Wonder Woman: super strong, super fast, bullet-bouncing bracelets, Golden Lariat of Truth, expert in bow, sword and hand-to-hand combat. Oh yeah, and immortal.|
|Storm: able to control the weather on continent-wide, local and individual levels, can throw lightning bolts at her enemies, can fly, expert thief and marksman with handguns and thrown knives, immune to climate extremes.|
|Supergirl: invulnerable, x-ray vision, laser/heat vision, super strong, super fast, can fly, super breath (ie, can blow out building fires).|
And yet, at the same time, I find myself asking: why shouldn't they have it all? Why shouldn't they be brilliant, powerful, dynamic and gorgeous? Women shouldn't have to settle for being less than they can be in order to make other people feel better. That would be blatantly against everything that we have fought for.
|Batgirl: superior speed, flexibility and strength, expert in hand to hand combat, expert marksman with projectile weapons, master of stealth and distraction, makes her own explosive/smoke pellets.|
|Black Widow: superior agility, expert marksman, gymnast and contortionist, brilliant tactician and political analyst.|