Now, introducing a rape storyline into a superhero comic involving well-known, established characters is never a decision that should be made lightly. But in Identity Crisis, DC went one step further into ill-advised territory by having the Justice League decide that the best way to deal with this issue was to use the magical powers of the lesser-known League member, Zatanna, to erase his mind. Instead of, you know, taking him to prison or something.
They took away all of his rapist tendencies except for the facial hair.
Of course, the writers of Identity Crisis didn't completely lack self-awareness. When Batman finds out about what his colleagues are doing, he immediately becomes the lone voice of reason.
What does Batman know about being ra- Oh.