I still suspect having Stephanie Brown getting mad at Tim whenever he shirks domestic and childrearing duties especially now that Stephanie’s a dedicated, working mother so she’s going to nag at him for not helping with her with child would irritate and surprise fans a lot. If because they’re not used to Steph barking orders a lot. They’re also not used to Steph becoming a dedicated working mother too.
Not to mention it ruins the whole reader surrogacy thing in that the hero in question gets nagged by his girlfriend for screwing up in some way. The Flash comics are a good example of what I’m saying wherein Iris West nags at Barry Allen for coming late. Not to mention she even entrusts her nephew Wally West in Barry’s care.
Iris’s personality did soften but I highly suspect that Iris seemed to be way too strong in the sense of openly calling out the male protagonist for his shortcomings. Something that unconsciously intimidates certain male readers a lot. Chances are we’d get a similar dilemma with Steph demanding Tim to help her take care of the baby and do household chores or if Tim is Black Canary’s biological nephew.
It wouldn’t matter what she wears, some people’s mothers do dress strangely and can be as strict and loving as any mother would. Some popstars are mothers themselves and unsurprisingly make their kids do their homework and chores. I would be just as ruinous if Dick Grayson has a milionnairess for a cousin.
No seriously, we’d run into stories where Dick Grayson starts begging for her money and she has to duly give some of it to him. They want Dick Grayson to have never-ending badass adventures and have women ogling him. They don’t want Dick Grayson to come begging for his cousin’s money if because that would mean Dick Grayson has dead-end jobs.
The fact that he changed jobs a lot suggests that he might be out to find something that suits him more. Especially now that he’s got a rich female cousin, that would mean he’s stuck in dead-end jobs and needs her for survival or something. Things like those emasculate male readers if these happened at all.