It is easy to forget that “wonder” is a much bigger word than its normal usage. We say, “I wonder what time the movie starts.” Wonder Woman brings the wonder in its old sense, the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or surprising. Gal Gadot also delivers a noble and yet wondering quality to her … More She Is A Wonder
Once upon a time, women in stories were pretty much there to be rescued. But in the 20th Century, woman went from being man’s “helpmeet” to being man’s partner (the details are still being discussed, but at least in our part of the world the new arrangement has been pretty much universally accepted). Let’s look … More Wonder Women, Part 2: From Damsels In Distress To Chicks With Guns.
Now that the hoped-for Wonder Woman TV series has died in production, I think this is a good moment to talk about superheroines (or, to be PC, female superheroes) and their treatment in comics and cartoons. I’m not going to try and cover the whole subject–that would take a book and probably has. Let’s start … More Wonder Women; Both Functional And Decorative.