Personally I love the cover, it is extremely striking. And it is and it is meant to be horrific, we are dealing with The Joker here after all. That is why you get someone like Albuquerque to do a cover like this. It is the joker torturing someone in the bat family, like he always does. Stop making this a gender issue, I am also pretty sure I would have the very same expression if the Joker was behind me. What’s the point of having any female superhero if you can’t go into this type of territory with their stories? It just seems very limiting to me and not really promoting gender equality. This entire debate is so disingenuous.
Basically the people complaining about the cover discount the times when Batman and Robin were put in similar situations. Are they lesser because they are male instead of female? Does having to raise an illegitimate son, from being drug rape not carry as much weight as what is happening on the Batgirl cover? Is the constant reminder of the rape (Damien), and how Talia basically forced Bruce Wayne to raise him, not focusing on Bruce as the victim? So we’ll make some sort of index of the assaults comics’ book heroes have suffered and then see which one has the biggest tally? If it’s the woman then comics are done and the Social Justice Warriors win. If it’s the guys then they will move on to a different goal post.