ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

Call me naive, but even as a longtime fan of Wonder Woman, I never quite realized the subversive power of the comics. William Marston, the psychologist who invented Wonder Woman was, according to research via Vice:

...a noted psychological researcher and an enthusiastic bondage fetishist; he believed comic books were a great form for educational, anti-patriarchy propaganda.

Pretty interesting, huh? I mean, looking back at some of the panels from the early Wonder Woman comics, it actually makes a lot of sense...

Furthermore:

Wonder Woman was designed to bring the world to matriarchy through confronting abuse and modeling girl power, genderfucking, bondage play, and erotic mind control.

Did you pick up on any of that from the modern Wonder Woman in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer?

Author Noah Berlatsky literally wrote the book on this topic with his investigation into the early DC dominatrix, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948... and he has some amazing insights into the world of Wonder Woman, created by 'a big old kinky carny'...

One of the messages he was trying to counteract was the idea that girls shouldn't be sexual, or should be afraid of sexuality, or should be ashamed of a sexual desire to submit, or to dominate, or both at once. The comics present sexuality and bondage play as something that's fun.

Wonder Woman will show all you girls how to perform fantastic feats while wearing chains, because you are all awesome (especially when wearing chains).

Marston was a classic case of life inspiring art and vice versa, in his personal life he was an avowed:

Therapist and a sex radical polyamorous kinkster.

He lived with his wife Elizabeth and Olive Byrne, who was his lover and almost certainly Elizabeth's as well... basically he thought that lesbianism made the world a better place for everyone.

Ultimately, Wonder Woman may have some seriously kinky overtones, but it's about loving each other and being equal:

Marston was also addressing boys; he thought boys could love strong female heroes too, both in the sense that they could see them as desirable, and identify with them or want to be them... everyone, of every gender, can be sisters.

That kinda sounds like something a superhero would say...

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Source: Vice, Amazon


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