More Than a Superhero: How Wonder Woman Helped Shape Feminism

July 30, 2014 4:50 PM

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More Than a Superhero: How Wonder Woman Helped Shape Feminism

It's no secret that the comic book world is chock full of crime-fighting male superheroes: Iron-Man, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, The Hulk, The Green Lantern... need we go on? Amid this veritable mass of testosterone, one woman has stood tall, golden lasso in hand, as a bona fide beacon of hope for the arguably fairer but never lesser sex: Wonder Woman.

So it should come as no surprise that women (and men) enthusiastically greeted the recent announcement that Wonder Woman would play a key role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, with a photo released this weekend at Comic-Con. Some praised the undeniably grittier vision of the character -- wh...

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