Message boards can either be highly entertaining or really annoying. I've seen people suggesting icky things on who Rips' mother is (both Michelle, his aunt, and Rose--his extremely great-grandmother!) made the list for some insane reason. I mean some fanboys are against slash but a-okay with incest? Gah! Of course I've also seen fangirls say Rani is Rip despite the fact we--you know--saw him as a little boy in his flashbacks. Plus I doubt DC would make a Silver Age character have a sex change. Yes, the fandom is odd, and that's not even getting into the m-preg theories on male characters they think are Rips' "mom." And yes, one of them is shown in the image below.
The page that spawned many of wrong fanfics. I honesty don't know if Judd Winick or the artist meant the subtext but yeah, I can see it.