Have you ever looked at Wonder Woman and thought “Well, that’s a bit bloody feminist isn’t it?” Well, you were right. Not only is Wonder Woman a feminist icon which graced the cover of the first Ms Magazine but she was deliberately and consciously created to be an anti-male propaganda tool.
The character’s creator William Marston – psychologist, comic book writer, bondage fan and prototype of the modern man-hating American eunuch – was convinced that women were our superiors and that they could save the long suffering human race from what he called “the wicked world of men.”
In a 1940 Family Circle interview with Olive Richard (link removed Aug 2014 as the domain has been taken over by a porn site!), this blithering dunderhead spouts the kind of female supremacist crap beloved of male feminists everywhere. Ironically, given the supposed moral superiority of the female sex, Olive Richard pretends to be surprised by the similarity between her bracelets and those of Wonder Woman despite the fact that she lived with the married Marston and his wife in a ménage a trois (that’s French for “Oh shit, you mean I have to put up with TWO women in the house?”) and was fully aware that she had been part of the inspiration for the character!
But back to the interview. When asked by his little playmate if those dreadful men will ever stop fighting, Marston responds with….
“Oh, yes. But not until women control men,” and then proceeds to spout a lot of psychological claptrap about how men never really grow up and how they secretly want to be dominated by some powerful and gorgeous woman. Not surprisingly, no explanation is given as to why men throughout history have worked so hard to maintain control over women when it is supposedly the opposite that we actually want!
Elsewhere, Marston proudly proclaimed that he wanted the world to be a matriarchy and left no doubt as to what function the character originally named Suprema had in this bizarre master plan of his…
“Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,”
I wonder what Marston would have to say about female superiority in these days of rising female crime, with all the female child murderers, thugettes and serial killers coming out of the wood work? It must have been easier to maintain such delusions about women in his day, but now? Why, he would have to be as stupid as Joe Biden to maintain such ideas, and he was obviously a bit smarter than that mountebank. So here you go Bill, here’s your Silver Pomegranate, and for god’s sake don’t do anything sexually weird with it!
As for Wonder Woman the character, I am no great fan as she strikes me as not only anti-male but also as rather bland. For my taste I’ll take the only slightly feminist Power Girl, who is not only more complex and interesting but also has bigger tits.
Wonder Woman pic is by Adam Hughes
Power Girl is by the fabulous Amanda Conner, who despite the unfortunate handicap of not having a penis is currently one of my favorite comic book artists.