Yes, that’s right. HARLEY QUINN. From Suicide Squad. Ok she’s hot, sexy – but bat-shit crazy. What it tells me is that girls around America want to identify with a STRONG WOMAN FIGURE.
Despite being such a well-known figure in the Batman mythos, Harley Quinn has the distinction of being a fairly new addition, in particular, one that came out from Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. She was inspired by one scene from Days of Our Lives with Arleen Sorkin (who would actually voice the character) dressed as a jester.
Her initial appearance was supposed to only be a one-off joke, showing the Joker being ready to manipulate a person for years just to have someone ready to open a door – in itself an excellent summation of her character – but seeing her brought to life made her creators bring her back again and again. Watching Joker’s Favor again now, it’s easy to see why. When those first words, “It is to laugh, huh, Mista J?”, are uttered, something just clicks into place.
The battle of equality between men and women across the globe has been fought for decades, and the fight has borne fruit. Today women have the opportunity to become anything they want; heads of families, leaders of corporations and even presidents of countries.
However, as much as all men are happy that women are getting the best opportunities, these women are becoming ever more intimidating to the men that are in their lives. Men will hardly approach a woman that they feel is better than them in any way or has a physical or attitudinal aspect that makes her superior.
Men will hardly approach a woman that they feel is better than them in any way or has a physical or attitudinal aspect that makes her superior. And I think that is what most girls want to accomplish with this costume – intimidation by badass bitch. And it’s great!