How Much More Can DC Shamefully Disrespect Wonder Woman’s Legacy?

 

DC’s “Wonder Women of History” Is Grossly Partisan & Political

 

The Daily Wire points to DC’s production of a special allegedly celebrating important women in history, when it’s really just another liberal vanity project to showcase some of the worst leftists in recent history:

 

DC Comics is releasing a new graphic novel celebrating the “Wonder Women of History,” and included among 17 female “real-world heroes” will be leftist darlings Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and even former presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

The list of “Wonder Women of History” also includes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tennis star Serena Williams, Beyonce, and alternative comedian Tig Notaro, as well as a number of social justice activists. No conservative women were included. […]

“Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation,” DC’s website notes, according to Bounding Into Comics. The graphic novel features 17 separate stories –“tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana’s mantle and work in the fields of science, social justice activism, diplomacy and more!”

The anthology has an all-female creative team, led by Laurie Halse Anderson, best known for her young-adult novels. Each individual entry into the anthology will be written and drawn by a team of female-identifying and nonbinary individuals. The book will also include “pin-ups.”

 

It’s not too hard to guess male transvestites will be among the contributors to what’s clearly a far-left project. If foreign women in history are included, something tells me Golda Meir wouldn’t be among them, and certainly not Israeli women of right-leaning positions. Those they do spotlight, like Tlaib, are enemies of Israel, so to put such a big emphasis on people like her is a slap in the face to many of the early representatives of comicdom, who were descended from Israelis. Why, if the figures in question appearing in the special don’t support WW’s costume design, what’s the use of choosing them?

 

 

 

Daily Wire also says:

 

 

DC’s iconic Wonder Woman has been the subject of some controversy of late, largely because DC Comics has been working to expand the franchise among social justice activists. Last month, DC announced that it would commission several variant covers for the official “Wonder Woman 1984” comic book to go along with the feature film, “Wonder Woman 1984,” due out in theaters in late 2020 or early 2021 (it is currently scheduled for release in late October, but that is subject to change because of coronavirus-related restrictions on movie theaters).

 

On that note, one of the advocates of social justice they commissioned, Robin Eisenberg, claimed the obese drawing she did was of an alien, as though that excuses the fact she’s pandering to a very poor viewpoint on obesity itself.

 

She said (via Russia Today):

 

I love drawing aliens with realistic body types, living their lives, comfortable with themselves. So, I drew an alien character with a realistic body, wearing a more everyday version of the Wonder Woman outfit.

 

I’d say this is just as insulting to aliens and humanoids as it is to normal humans as we know them. More to the point, what this so-called artist is doing is insulting people by normalizing obesity. I have relatives in my family, including my father, who’ve suffered from being overweight, and this is an insult to him as well. From a health-based perspective, it’s hazardous to be overweight, because it leads to high blood pressure and cancer, for example. To make matters worse, this year alone, a lot of overweight people died from Coronavirus because the elements in obesity they were already suffering from was made worse by the Covid illness in turn. So to glorify obesity in complete ignorance of health issues

 

And the insults DC’s heaped upon Wonder Woman don’t stop there. I recently found some panels that may come from WW #762, by Mariko Tamaki, which are particularly atrocious:

 

 

I’m not sure if that’s Max Lord tied up with the golden lasso, but the way the guy’s used to imply there’s something wrong with being feminine, or women taking up roles that may not work well for them, or to serve as an example of “mansplaining”, is offensive for starters.

 

 

 

As is the way WW’s depicted not willing to say no to the transgender propagandist in the audience, or the ambiguous way she claims she keeps a good figure because she keeps healthy, or because of genetic engineering, a clue to the recent retcon by Brian Azzarello being kept in place, where WW is now the offspring of Zeus, rather than the product of enchanted clay her mother Hyppolyta developed. Come to think of it, the questions about creeps on social media claiming she “dresses provocatively” is also superfluous, and I’ve got a feeling I won’t want to know what answer WW gives to whether Amazons could bring down the “patriarchy”. What the above panels represent are decidedly overbearing examples of taking blabber from real life, and turning it into a horrible soapbox in the comic itself. All in order to bash men as corrupt moralists.

 

 
These are telling signs WW becoming as much a victim of social justice elements as any other mainstream comic, and that’s a very bad sign, one even the upcoming sequel movie, if it’s released at all, isn’t going to salvage, especially not if it’s already plagued with political metaphors. The marginalization of conservative-leaning women, who could easily be the biggest WW fans, is also reprehensible.
 

 

Originally published here.

 

 

 

Avi Green

Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1

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