The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Publish date: 2014-12-04
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman is an interesting read - it has great ideas about the history of American feminism, and why it's been grinding gears since the 1970s in many ways, but what it does do, and do well, is take a look at "First Wave" feminism, and at William Moulton Marston. And who w...
If you are a fan of the Wonder Woman comic and want to get a brief idea of the creator then this might be an interesting although somewhat superficial read. Ultimately, this is really a short biography of William Marston and his feminist ideals. I was hoping for a more in depth understanding of t...
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a history of Wonder Woman, but it's so much more than that. It is a history of the social movements that birthed her, a biography of the people who created her, an analysis of the scientific, legal, business, and political realms which alternately tried to chain...
I'm not sure what the secret part was. Though this is much better researched than I've ever seen, it doesn't really go past establishing that the creator of Wonder Woman was a) the inventor of the lie detector, b) poly, c) obsessed with bondage, d) a feminist, and e) a jerk. All of which I pretty we...
I didn't realize how many early to mid-20th century movements came together to a make Wonder Woman. Even with the unusual living arrangements of the creator, the mixing of photo-feminist and women's suffrage movements into a comic book was fascinating to watch. This biography focused more on the liv...