In a 1943 issue of The American Scholar, William Moulton Marston (Wonder Woman’s Creator) wrote:
“Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don’t want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”
Even way back in 1943 there was a man who understood how most women want to be viewed: Beautiful, feminine and strong. In that aspect, to become like Wonder Woman, would be to achieve my goal. So, for now, she’ll maintain her title of Super Hero in my book. She serves as my inspiration to be a strong, independent, beautiful woman.
The goal is attainable for every woman, and in a way many women have already achieved it. They are my hero’s too.
“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference, and women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who, through strength and courage, make it through. There are women who change the world every day… women like you.”
– Ashley Rice