If you have been spending any time on Tumblr recently, you have probably seen this page of a Wonder Woman comic that not only implies that the Amazons accept trans women, but that Wonder Woman herself is a trans woman. It’s beautiful and makes you happy to be alive just reading it, but, sadly, it’s not real (here is the real picture). As of right now, DC Comics only has one trans character, Alysia Yeoh, Barbara Gordon’s roommate in Batgirl. DC has never really been great when it comes to minority representation. For a while they did have more female-led comics than Marvel, but it was debatable whether those comics actually portrayed their female characters with respect. DC did, however, beat out Marvel when it came to trans representation, and though Alysia is not a trans superhero it is nice to finally see a well done and respectful portrayal of a trans character in a comic book. The inclusion of one character is not enough to really be authentic representation, though, and with transgender rights finally gaining more visibility, fans are now turning critical eyes on to Wonder Woman and the often transphobic portrayal of the Amazons.
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Sexualized Saturdays: Could Meghan Wallaby Be Considered a Transgender Character?
Good morning, readers. Today we will be discussing Meghan Wallaby from Welcome to Night Vale. Poor sweet Meghan has always had a difficult life because she was born as a detached adult man’s hand. Recently, Meghan was given a body—and while it’s a male-identified body, she is still referred to as female. Even before Meghan was given a body, she was always referred to as a woman. This begs the question, is Meghan a transgender character? And if so, is she a good one?