You may want to illustrate your points with the comics themselves. Here are some relevant panels.
More images will be added as found or suggested.
[the Oracle of Barbara’s dream, rendered in shades of green and wearing the mask that would become Barbara’s symbol, speaks to her.
Oracle: You have lost nothing that matters. You have everything you need. Everything before leads up to now and now leads up to what shall be.]
[the spirit of Gotham speaks to Barbara through a young man. As she listens she closes her eyes, a tear slipping down her cheek.
Gotham: You serve me better this way than you ever did before.]
[Barbara stares forward, looking determined.
Barbara: Y’know, a lot of the time it’s like you Batguys want me to hold on to the past because you can’t get over it. Understand…I have.
I have a new life now. One I like - one that fulfils me. It’s not the same one I had before. But it’s good. Maybe even better.]
[Barbara Gordon grins as she sits in her wheelchair, a yellow backdrop of Gotham and her people in the background; a flock of white pigeons fly in front of her.
Narration: A little over a year has passed since my old life ended, since I died and was reborn. The shadows remain, but only to give contrast to the light.
I am no longer a distaff counterpart to someone else. I’m me - more me than I have ever been. My life is my own. I embrace it, and the light, with a deep, continuing joy.]
You are fabulous as always. Two of these will definitely be included.
I have way more followers than I deserve anyway, so this never bothers me.
I am not seeing ANY positive reaction to Babs becoming Batgirl again. ANY. At all.
Of course, our blogroll is primarily blogs that focus on social justice in comics a lot, but the major news op eds don’t seem to support Babsgirl either. And of course the blogroll has a lot of women bloggers , and as one article pointed out, most female fans aren’t Silver Age nostagia
jerks as we tend to be newer, so women are more likely to be attached to Steph, Cass and Oracle.
Great job diversifying your audience and showing respect for women, DC!