You may have thought that the Joker, the most famous villain in the D.C. Universe, possibly the world, would stick to just that, being a supervillain. But it seems that writers Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine Di Giandomenico had something else in mind, using the Joker to normalize transgender ideology.
In the latest edition of the Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, the Joker gets pregnant. Yes that’s right, pregnant. His love interest in the story, Zatanna, casts a spell that backfires, causing the Joker to become pregnant. This turn of events is treated as normal in the comic, and not a shocking impossibility.
Some argue that this is not a political action, and this is just another wild adventure like all the others the Joker goes on. This view is either naïve or an outright lie. Comic books appeal to a younger audience, and are a perfect medium for spreading beliefs and morals. But instead of spreading the classic morals usually attributed to superhero stories, such as good vs. evil and traditional masculine examples, modern comic writers such as Rosenburg and Giandomenico are clearly attempting to normalize concepts about gender and sex that are against the natural order and the family.