Representation matters! Stop by the Women’s Center for one of a selection of buttons featuring Wonder Women of many kinds!
Grab your lasso of truth — it’s time for a Wonder Woman article roundup!
This summer’s Wonder Woman is bringing wide acclaim as well as a wide spectrum of emotions. It’s a woman-identified superhero! On the big screen! Kicking ass!
For some, the film is refreshing and empowering. For others, this representation leaves much to be desired. And for many of us, both ring true!
Holding a both/and consideration is always helpful in critical media consumption. I can feel both excited by the badass nature of a young girl’s warrior aspirations, something I’ve never seen in a film, and be disappointed by a heterosexual relationship that didn’t need to be there, woeful underrepresentation of people of color, and the politics that have arisen outside the film’s fiction. There is tension, but it leaves space for a livable interplay between appreciation and hesitation/ room for growth/ etc.
As we grapple with both the power and the potential of the film and the future of Wonder Woman, here are just a few of many truths and perspectives about the summer’s feature flick. What else have you read about Wonder Woman? Feel free to share other articles with us.
- The Strange, Complicated, Feminist History of Wonder Woman’s Origin Story by Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture
- The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman), Smithsonian Magazine
- How Wonder Woman Succeeds as a Feminist Film by Becca Burnett, The Mary Sue
- Feminists Respond to Wonder Woman edited by Carmen Rios, Ms. Magazine blog
- Three men wrote Wonder Woman, and that’s a problem by Kwame Opam, The Verge
- 7 Facts That Prove Wonder Woman Was Rad Even Before Her Movie by Emma Gray, HuffPost
- Wonder Woman: The Hero We Need in a Film That Falls Short by Carolyn Petit and Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency
- Wonder Woman’s Kinky, Feminist Roots by Katha Pollitt, The Atlantic
- I Wish Wonder Woman were as Feminist as It Thinks It Is by Christina Cauterrucci, Slate
- Wonder Woman’s New Costume Revives an Age-Old Debate by Jennifer Swann, takepart
On Race (how can we ensure that Nubia is front and center in the sequel?)
- Nubia is the twin sister of ‘Wonder Woman’– and she is literally a black queen by Princess-India Alexander, Mic
- Intersectional feminism: Wonder Woman, Palestinians, Wakanda and Zionism by Jaime Omar Yassin, Mondoweiss
- Why Wonder Woman is Bittersweet for Black Women by Cameron Glover, Harper’s Bazaar
- Dear Brown and Asian Girls: Wonder Woman Was Not Here For Us by Sade Andria Zabala, Thought Catalog
- My Soul Looks Back and Wonders: A Critical Examination of the Wonder Woman Movie by Valerie Complex and Robert Jones, Jr.
- Thank Goddess Wonder Woman Isn’t Straight: Towards a Better DECU by Beat Staff, The Beat News Blog of Comics Culture
- Why it Matters that DC Comics Confirmed Wonder Woman’s Bisexuality by Donna Dickens, UPROXX
- The One Problem With Wonder Woman (And All Superhero Flicks by Jessie Earl, The Advocate
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