An Amazonian Princess.

Wonder Woman.

"You obviously have little regard for womanhood. You must
 learn respect."
-Wonder Woman.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is a woman who combines intellect, beauty and great physical skills. Although she could deflect bullets off of her bracelets and drive an invisible plan, Wonder Woman was best known for being a compassionate leader. c24a5cc61bb0155faf2105fe8f85df63

Being the first female superhero to superhero to hit the television screen, Wonder Woman was an influential role-model for young girls. They wanted to be her. She was strong, independent and not married.

In the late 1960’s, Gloria Steinem, in the middle of the Woman’s Liberation Movement, did a revisionist text on the Wonder Woman comic book. Within this, she included a long essay about the importance of Wonder Woman to girls growing up in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.

Wonder Woman is one of my favourite feminist icons due to the fact that she was ‘wise,  beautiful, brave and explicitly out to change a world torn by the hatreds and wars of men.’(Gloria Steinem).

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“Where I was raised, we were taught that good must triumph over evil, and that women and men can learn.”

"Any civilisation that does not recognise the female, is doomed
 to destruction".
-Wonder Woman.

 

 

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About Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

Hi, its Tia. From Cambridge, England. Avid reader, film watcher and feminist. Studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at York St John University. The tone of my blog has hopefully developed into a more literary and critical analysis of female roles in cinema and literature. This is a development that I hope to continue as I progress with my studies. Hope you enjoy my blog and do feel free to leave a comment.
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