Feminism In Wonder Woman

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The movie Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins takes on the beloved superhero we all know and love. Wonder Woman is about the backstory of how this superhero came to be. The film depicts issues from the early 1900’s, those including women’s rights, war, and race. Wonder Woman was able to break that stereotype of women in the 1900’s and set a new ground for feminism in the twenty first century, although there were some historical inaccuracies. Women in the 1900’s were expected to stay at home and see their husbands off as they went off to fight the war. It wasn’t typical for a woman to think joining the fight let alone on right out on the front of “no man’s land”. Diana Prince, also known as Wonder Woman, is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta. Being …show more content…
Diana finds herself on her way to a quest to find her brother, Ares The God of War, so that she can end the suffering from World War 1. When Diana is brought to the city of London things seem very strange. She is looked at funny by all the women and men as she walks through the streets because of the presence of strength she brings with her. When she is to get a different outfit, to look more part of a normal middle class woman, she finds it challenging. Diana questions why the clothes are difficult to move in, itchy, and choking her (Wonder Woman). She doesn’t understand why women are put through agony just to look nice and proper. Diana meets a character named Etta Candy, who is Steve Trevor's secretary. Confused as to …show more content…
Ever since she has been empowering girls among all ages. With the debut of a Wonder Woman blockbuster movie woman, and also men, gathered to see the lasso fighting hero in action. The film was one of the best superhero films that DC has made since the Dark Knight trilogy. There were many different women figures in the film that helped to create a sense of women empowerment. The fact that one of the main villains, Dr. Poison, was a woman helped to connect more to the film. Although there was some controversy with it. As many know Wonder Woman’s outfit is a skin tight bodysuit with wrist deflectors, a lasso, and a crown. Many woman thought the fact of her fighting in what they called “knickers” turned them away from the film (Williams). They thought that she should’ve been more clothed and the fact that she wasn’t was just to appease to the male audience, which wasn’t the case at all. Woman were leaving the theatres just because of the lack of clothing she had on. They were unable to understand that although she wasn’t dressed in a full bodysuit she wa still just as powerful. This raised the question of “can a woman be sexy and a feminist at the same time?” and the answer is yes (Ferguson). When Diana steps out onto the fighting grounds in no man’s land there is a slow motion shot of her walking and deflecting bullets with her wrists. For many this was the turning point in the film. Diana was taking on hundreds of bullets

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