On top of women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, beauty pageants and sports teams, men who masquerade as women are taking over another historically feminine space: the Amazons.
Not the literal Amazons – these would be the ones on the fictitious island that birthed Wonder Woman.
In the first installment of D.C.’s latest iteration of the popular comics, called Nubia & the Amazons, the society of Themyscira will now include a “trans woman” – i.e., a biological male who decided he’s a woman – as one of their latest Amazons.
Stephanie Williams, one of the story’s co-workers, confirmed what started as a fan theory on Twitter, saying “The answer to your burning question is yes. There are trans Amazons. One of the newest Amazons is a Black trans woman.”
The “woman” in question here is a black man who calls himself “Bia,” who Williams says will be a “fully fledged character” and not just a bone thrown to the LGBTQ community.
“Bia will have a role on Themyscira beyond just existing – she isn’t set dressing, she isn’t a box to tick, she is a fully fledged character that is important to her community. Just as Black trans women are important to us in real life,” Williams said.
Unfortunately for Williams and her new trans character, the reception to the news – even among self-labeled progressives – wasn’t all positive.
My mom is a woman and I have respect 🙌 and love for all but why would you do this?— Qba Libre (@RealQbaLibre) October 26, 2021
SMH go woke go broke.
No need to change the history of things. Just make new memories and concepts.
Well since Inclusion is all that matters at dc comics...Congrats on tanking a wonder woman comic.— Neocoma (@Neocoma) October 25, 2021
Starting to get real cringe— Sinphony (@Sinphony11) October 26, 2021
It's not entirely clear from Williams' announcement whether "Bia" still has a male body in the story, or if "she" died in a male body on Earth and was reborn in a genetically female body thanks to the Well of Souls, the storyline's passage into Themyscira.
All of which sounds about as convoluted and fictional as the idea that a man can simply become a woman by "feeling" like one.
Unfortunately, this is only the latest in a long line of storylines from both Marvel and DC Comic caving to the "woke" crowd. In the most recent version of DC's Superman, "Jon," the son of Clark Kent and the latest to take up the mantle of "Man of Steel," is revealed to be bisexual after sharing a kiss with his purple-haired friend, Jay.