I can honestly say that I had no frame of reference to Wonder Women prior to this past weeks asignment. Wonder Women seemed to be quite ahead of the times when it comes to Women’s empowerment and rights. Wonder Women is incredible. She is not the typical ‘weak girl,’ her emotions do not dictate her life, and she is independent. Unlike the stereotype of a woman, even now in 2015. It was refreshing to see, especially from the year the comics were originally published. She also was not overly sexualized. Though her outfit is typical for women in video games/comics, she does not seem to have a sexualized portrayal in the comics from what we have read so far. One thing that was not so ahead of the times in the comics of Wonder Women were the portrayals of minority races, as we saw with the African Americans and Japanese soldiers. The African American’s were displayed with extreme (and unattractive) features and clothed with maid outfits. The Japanese were also very unattractive looking compared to the other ‘white’ characters. This was a bit disappointing, but I do have to consider when it was originally published. I was definitely taken back by these racist aspects of the comics.
Another part of the comics that I did enjoy was the fact that they almost seemed to be a positivepropaganda for the problems faced within society. Like how the milk company was being unethical, they were more money and power hungry than concerned about the well-being of citizens and the future of their society (the children). I liked this, it is a subtle but great way to educate the public (and potentially the younger generation that may be reading this) about the truth on issues that the public might not be completely aware of. She truly is a superhero for justice!