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Friday, August 27, 2010

Wonder Woman and femenism

I did read comic books in the Silver Age 1960 to 1975, and the Modern Age 1985 to the '90s. Wonder Woman WAS a character ahead of its time. Bondage, Women’s' Liberation Movement, and the "better than Man's World" psyche was evident in all of its decades in print.

Scantily clad [never ripped] costume, covers that had phallic devices [ riding a torpedo, projectile or occasional plane ] always pointed or JUST below her belt, and always yelling "Suffering Sappho!" And the Lasso of Truth [ yes I did know that Moulton, with his wife, helped develop the lie detector ].

Comics books as and industry has been dying since the 1950s, with "re-boots" in 1960, 1985, 1990, and again and again this past decade! She was never created to be a role-model i think, but she is part of the [ do not re-boot ] Triumvirate of DC Comics, with Superman and Batman. Even losing her powers [temporarily] in the '70s made her out to be as strong and independent as the non-powered Batman! TV and movies never delved into the psychology as the comics did.

Some day I will expound on the more recent "dark side" of feminism in comics…“Women In Refrigerators ." [site]

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