It’s a complicated world

Things were simpler back in the day. Here are two stories with an interesting overlap. First: Inside the Left-Wing Harassment Campaign Against Ruby Rose’s Lesbian Batwoman. Bottom line:

According to Deadline, Batwoman was revived in 2006 as a Jewish lesbian—the first lesbian title character in the DC universe. Back in May, it was announced that Batwoman would appear in the upcoming CW Arrowverse crossover event. Then came the news that Kate Kane would likely follow up that appearance with her own TV show, from Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and Arrowverse visionary Greg Berlanti.

Last week, Ruby Rose celebrated her casting in an Instagram post, writing, “This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different.”

But just two days after the announcement, Rose quit Twitter in a series of tweets that appeared to call out critiques from the queer community, including misguided allegations that the gender fluid actor “is not a lesbian.” In the now-deleted message, Rose wrote, “Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be batwoman’ come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change. I wish we would all support each other and our journeys.”

And then there’s this: What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? Here’s the key moment in the story:

Mr. Reitman, who is now 34 and is a visiting fellow at Harvard, says that Professor Ronell [who is 60] kissed and touched him repeatedly, slept in his bed with him, required him to lie in her bed, held his hand, texted, emailed and called him constantly, and refused to work with him if he did not reciprocate. Mr. Reitman is gay and is now married to a man; Professor Ronell is a lesbian.

More, much more, at the link, but this is all for now from me.

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