Anonymous said: I didn't realize it until now, but I think your Steph is chubby headcanon is also mine! Like not fat chubby, but a more solid build than Babs and Cass. Cause you know Babs was a gymnast and even though Cass is muscular and probs the best fighter I still imagine her as small.
When it comes to the established height/weight stats of characters, I tend to take it with a great big bag of salt. For superheroines, “standard” size seems to be 5’6” and 120 pounds. Cass’ official stats fluctuate between 5’5” and 115 pounds, Steph is either 5’5” or 5’6” and either 110 or 129, and Babs is somewhere between 5’7” and 5’11”, but at 126 pounds at both heights. I don’t really buy into…any of that, to be honest. Comics aren’t known for being realistic in their portrayals of women, much less women of varied body types.
…I just need to sit down and write up a body type headcanon post for the Batgirls like I did for the boys, don’t I?
(As an aside, I almost feel like I kind of need to apologize for using the word “chubby” on my reblog of that lovely Steph piece, since it seems like it sparked a bit of friction on what does and doesn’t constitute “chubby”. When I used it, I meant it in “not as lean as most women are depicted in superhero art”. 100% disclosure—-I find heavier women the most attractive, so when I see art that reflects that at all, I make flappy hand motions and don’t choose my words as carefully as I usually might. I’m deeeefinitely a fat-positive person, so any art that gives me more variety than chiseled and lean makes me happy. I just dig bodies—-the more variety, the better.)