The Batgirl Joker variant cover that was pulled has been spurred many a heated debate. Over at Panels.net I've been having a conversation about it with some fellow users. It seems most everyone over there considers what happened to Barbara Gordon in The Killing Joke was sexual assault. Shot, crippled, stripped nude and photographed. This firmly falls under attempted murder, assault and torture, but by legal definition I'm not sure it's sexual assault. What say you Comic Vine community? Is it sexual assault? Does it matter? Is sexual assault worse than physical assault or torture? Jim Gordon was also stripped nude, why do you think this offense go unmentioned? Why did it not define him for the next few decades?
This isn't a discussion about Batgirl #41, stay on topic.
WARNING: First sign of sexist B.S., I'm calling in a mod.