10 Kick-Ass Female Comic Book Characters You Should Know About

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Batgirl

Superhero names that end in -girl sound inherently infantilizing, but the character of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is an undeniable rebel. When her father Commissioner Gordon won’t let her join the police force, she decides to fight crime in Gotham City on her own time. In addition to her wicked computer and forensic psychology skills (STEM is cool, y’all) and her Batcycle and Batarangs, Batgirl is currently being written by awesome female comic book writers like Gail Simone and Marguerite Bennett.