Another problem I have with the character is that too many writers (dudes, all) seem like they’re trying WAY TOO HARD to have Wonder Woman be an icon of femininity. If you want me to believe that Wonder Woman is a strong character who does strong things, I’m cool with that. That’s great! That’s what she IS! But, if you want me to believe that Wonder Woman is a strong character only because she’s doing all sorts of typically male things … even though she’s all woman! … then we have a serious problem.
— Paul Tobin, on why Wonder Woman is only No. 10 on his list of Favorite Female Characters in Literature. It’s been a great list so far, and I can’t wait to see the Top Nine. If you click through, you’ll see lots of examples of why this has been a great series of posts. There are tons of pictures with commentary and even more analysis. For instance, Tobin also talks about the problem with Wonder Woman’s origin. Or, more specifically, the problem with how writers have handled her origin, how Batman has avoided that fate, and how Superman hasn’t. I wish I could just quote the whole article.
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