Slovenly Muse April 29, 2015 Share April 29, 2015 It works out in a comic book universe but calling her a real life victim who deserves sympathy and support doesn't seem at all plausible or authentic to me. This is it exactly. If Barbara was a real woman who had gone through this kind of ordeal, I would NEVER judge her or express disappointment that she wasn't able to resist her captor or make an effort to save herself. NEVER. But Barbara's not a real woman, she's a fictional character, and every aspect of her story, from her kidnapping to her choices to her FEELINGS about her situation, were planned out and written by a group of mostly men. They have chosen to write her as a damsel in distress who not only needs rescuing, but is helpless and impotent in absolutely every way, unable even to SAY anything that might buy her some time. She just caves to what he wants and sells out her own parents with barely a token resistance. This show is meant not to mirror the real world (hello bat costumes!), but to serve as entertainment. And there is something really unpleasant about the notion that people are "entertained" by watching helpless dimwitted women be overpowered and tortured until their man shows up to save them. Yes, Barbara has been written as AWFUL at everything throughout the season, but that is a choice the writers make and continue to make. This was yet another opportunity for her to be better, for her to be ENTERTAINING instead of just a failure. That's why it's so disappointing to see yet another opportunity wasted. Even if they have a plan for her, it better be damn good to make up for all this, and from their track record so far, I don't hold out much hope. Floor lamps, indeed. 5 Link to comment
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