Wonder Woman Feminist!
I can hear men screaming across the net. They're all telling me not to ask this question. But I must. And I especially want to hear Cassandra's thoughts on this.
Let me set it up for you...
I was recently on vacation (the reason for no recent posts) and I went into the local comic book store (which was stellar) and found a copy of DC's: The Final Frontier Vol. 1. A good read, which I am still enjoying.
Anyway, on the cover there is a very non-sexy picture of Wonder Woman. And by non-sexy I'm not saying that Wondie should be sexy all the time, but just want you to know that she isn't drawn by Adam ("The Boob Man") Hughes.
As I was flipping through it, a woman (who will remain nameless and I respect very much) walks by and says something to the akin of, "Niiiice", referring to the portrayal of a buxom Wondie on the cover.
So this woman, who I respect dearly and who is not overly sensitive to media exploitation of woman, sees me holding a comic and on the cover notices one woman in a group of 15 other heroes, who doesn't even look that sexy and jumps to the conclusion that the woman character is just the product of sexist pig men drawing titillating pics of female characters. She was actually disgusted by it.
So I flip the cover over to look at it and without thinking much about it say, "It's Wonder Woman."
To my surprise she immediately retracts her snide remark and accepts that it's okay, without even relooking at the cover.
So my question is...
Why does Wonder Woman get a pass?
If it would have been a lesser known heroine (like say Power Girl, Witchblade, or Black Cat) the scoff would have continued. And let's face it, most people know Wonder Woman from the old television show which was, to put it mildly, high in sexual UMPH. Just take a look at the picture above and you will notice Wondie's "cups runneth over". Indeed.
So to all you woman out there, why does Wondie get a pass?