Wonder Woman: My Inspiration

When I was a little girl, I loved to watch as Diana Prince spun around and magically turned into Wonder Woman.

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

8 thoughts on “Wonder Woman: My Inspiration

  1. Hi! Very insightful article! I never saw the film (or is it TV series?) myself, but I heard the name ‘Superwoman’.Personally I think it stinks that modern female heroes have to have superpowers, be tough and fight. Why aren’t our REAL, NORMAL skills and personalities of interest, such as empathy, caring, creating a home and the rest of it… !All the best from a career woman with some serious reservations about her life… Keep on blogging! Cordelia

  2. This is why I loved “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” corny show, yes, but she was a strong female. I’ll be back!

  3. I don’t think it’s necessary for a woman to be a superwoman. Women are already superhumans!! Civilization springs from the womb. Women have always made the difference. What the women of the world need to do is realize their true potential. Power and Glory will come as a natural sequel.

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