The Penguin is an empowering anti-hero for trans people like me

Published 17 Oct 2021 Share this A week without death threats is as rare as a sunny day in Gotham. The Penguin doesn’t want to be normal – he wants to be heard. The Penguin delivers his most astute observation early on in Batman Returns. “The Penguin teaches us to cast aside the burdens of conformity in our pursuit of a meaningful existence.” With so few trans journalists employed by prominent outlets, trans people do well to follow The Penguin’s lead when engaging the media, who often frame our lives…