If they had just put them all in one book with Misfit and Helena they would probably have gotten the same sales. I just don’t understand Babs’ high sales not as a Cass/Steph fan but as a writer, the book is BAD. Gail’s writing has been terrible.Keep Babs as Oracle and give us a team Batgirl book and we could have really had something. Not to mention, BOP’s sales would probably be way higher, too, since they really tanked after the reboot. So there’s no clear advantage to having Babs as Batgirl vs. Cass or Steph, but BOP took a clear hit, and we completely fucked over all the women in the Batfam except Batwoman and Bette.
Black transgender people had an unemployment rate of 26%, twice that of transgender people as a whole, and four times the general population. 34% reported income under $10,000/year, more the double the poverty rate of all trans people, and over eight times that of the general population.
These studies confirm what many in the community already know: that those with intersecting identities such as being a trans-woman and a person of color experience one oppression compounded by another.
WHAT BLACK TRANS PEOPLE ARE BROKE WOW SURPRISE
There needs to be a code word or something that means “my brain is fighting me every step of the way today and I feel like I’m going to vibrate out of my skin, so I need you to forgive everything and go slowly and speak softly and lower your expectations.” And then we could all just be like, “I know I said we could go to a movie tonight but… tangerines.” And the other person would nod and squeeze your elbow or rub your head and you wouldn’t feel like a failure.