We always wanted to be Wonder Women or other Superheroines to save the world, right?
Wonder Woman – an iconic Superheroine. A princess of the Amazons. She has tremendous superhuman powers – fighting for love, justice, peace and sexual equality. A feminist archetype for strength and power.
The creator, William Moulton Marston, a psychologist, invented Wonder Woman around 1941 to show women’s strong qualities. Those qualities such as submissiveness, peace-lovingness and tenderness had become despised because of their ‘weakness’. Wonder Woman, however, triumphs with those qualities; she has the same strength as Superman but she knows her feminine essence and uses it.
Wonder Woman is definitely one of my favourites – behind Pippi Longstocking. Wonder Woman brings love into the whole comic-action-world which I think is so important. Love is stronger then Willpower, Muscle Power and Chivalry combined, and that definitely needed to be said – in a modern way.
Becoming aware of your most beloved hero, icon or idol is the first step in becoming a superhero yourself.
We are Wonder Women
If you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a woman in her mid-twenties starting to get wrinkles, grey hair and looking exhausted and stressed because of a too low paid job? Or do you see a beautiful woman, proud of her age, radiant, strong, wise and loving? Most of the time we see the first. Why? Because we choose to see it. It’s a matter of choice.
We are Wonder Women if we choose to be. Go read her comics, study her and identify yourself with her if you decide to choose Wonder Woman as your most beloved heroine. Get a postcard of Wonder Woman and stick it up on your bathroom mirror to remind yourself.
Another way to get to know Wonder Woman is through the documentary ‘Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines’. The director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and her team raised funds on Kickstarter to tell all the hidden and forgotten stories about Wonder Woman and all the other Superheroines. Watch the trailer or visit their website (http://wonderwomendoc.com/) and get to know some of the most powerful feminist figures of the last century.
Photo by Julian Fong, Flickr.