I’m a total geek, and especially love comics. So for a feminist geek there really is just one character who stands above all others – Wonder Woman.
Even her creation is incredible, she was created by William Moulton Marston, whose wife (Elizabeth Holloway Marston – a psychologist) suggested he create a female superhero.
He then went on to create Wonder Woman, using Elizabeth and another woman Olive Byrne as inspiration. She was designed to be a “psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world” as William Marston believed “the only hope for civilization is the greater freedom, development and equality of women in all fields of human activity.” I haven’t read this yet, but the book about the origins of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
looks incredible, and the excerpts I’ve read are fascinating.
So here is my homage to those two women, dressed as Wonder Woman in her original outfit as seen on the cover of the first comic she appeared in.