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change their minds, change the world

December 12, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

[update] The Occasional Superheroine expresses her doubts.


The NY Sun chronicles Wonder Woman’s bad year – bad writing, missed opportunities, and general mismanagement by DC. Read the whole thing to get to the upbeat ending, with the debut of Gail Simone’s run on the iconic series, and a spirited return to the core of the character:

Despite Gloria Steinem putting Wonder Woman on the first cover of Ms. Magazine in 1971, Marston never intended Wonder Woman to be a feminist. Feminism preaches that women are equal to men and should be treated as such, an argument that falls apart when your avatar of femininity is a 6-foot-tall Amazon who flies an invisible jet and handles a golden lasso that forces adversaries to tell the truth. To Marston, it was always very clear: Women weren’t simply as good as men — they were better than men.

[found via Journalista]

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