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October 17, 2011

Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still

On the one hand Grant Morrison argues the fetishistic roots of William Moulton Marston's Wonder Woman. On the other hand, Morrison aims to reboot the character without "without it being prurient or exploitative."

It seems to me he is missing his own point.

The Wonder Woman strip had this weird libidinous kind of element and obviously on Paradise Island, it was this amazing Second Wave, separatist, feminist idea of an entire island where women had ruled for 3000 years and what they did for fun was chase one another! So the girls would dress up like stags and run through the forest and another girl would chase them and then they'd capture the girl, tie her up and put her on a table and pretend to eat her at a mock banquet. This is a typical Wonder Woman adventure!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 17, 2011 07:27 AM