I'll Say It One More Time About Spoiler...
Does Spoiler/Stephanie/Girl-Robin not have her own case in the Batcave because DC hates women?
She doesn't have a case in the Batcave because DC screwed the pooch and used a female Robin as a quick cheap promotional stunt instead of milking the character for all it was $$worth$$.
A female Robin would have been a perfect subject for the DC promotions dept. to blast press releases up and down the mainstream media.
Picture the headlines:
"Bang! Zow! Robin A Woman!"
"Holy Gender-Switch, Batman!"
It would have been the perfect story for the media to pick up.
It also would have resulted in a bump in sales, some interesting storylines, and lots of licensed product.
But instead, the "Girl Wonder" was conceived as a finite entity, a gimmick, something to be used for several issues and thrown out.
It was an editorial blunder, a wa$ted opportunity. And to have a case for Stephanie in the Batcave would not only remind everyone of the waste, but it would overshadow any future attempts to have a female Robin.
Because say DC decided to do it right. They couldn't damn well have press releases touting: "first girl Robin!" Because they had already screwed it up with Stephanie.
I have no doubt that one day, when sales are low, when pressure to have more female characters increase, when Bats is in another slump, there will be a female Robin. If and when that happens, will there be a female Robin for more than a few years tops?
Post inspired far too early in the morning by this post.