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David Finch Clarifies His “Wonder Woman” “Feminist” Stance

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David Finch Clarifies His “Wonder Woman” “Feminist” Stance

In an interview with Comic Book Resources published Tuesday morning, DC Comics‘ incoming “Wonder Woman” artist David Finch, responding to a question on his and new series writer Meredith Finch’s favorite aspects of the Wonder Woman mythology, stated that he did not want to use the term “feminist” in regards to the character.

Really, from where I come from, and we’ve talked about this a lot, we want to make sure it’s a book that treats her as a human being first and foremost, but is also respectful of the fact that she represents something more. We want her to be a strong — I don’t want to say feminist, but a strong character. Beautiful, but strong.

The comment attracted a strong reaction online, with criticism pointed towards David Finch’s apparent reluctance to describe Wonder Woman, a character long associated with feminist ideology, as a feminist. Mother Jones reported on the situation, under the headline, “Man Tapped to Draw the New Wonder Woman Doesn’t Want Her to Be Feminist.”

On Tuesday afternoon, David Finch responded to the criticism via his Twitter account:

CBR News reached out to Finch and DC for further comment on the matter. Meredith and David Finch’s run on “Wonder Woman” is scheduled to start with issue #36 in November.

UPDATE 7/1/2014 3:35 PM PT: DC Comics declined to provide a statement or a follow-up interview on this subject at this time.

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