The Importance Of Sexualization Of Wonder Woman

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It has already been understood that women experience sexualization more often than men. However this does not mean that men do not face sexualization, but it means that men does face the same rate and level of sexualization like women. It is blatantly understood and debated upon in the world of comics. It can be seen from a character’s costume to that character’s performance in the scene whether he or she is rescuing someone or is the one being rescued. In modern times, the realm of comic have prospered from only being on paperback to transferring onto the live screen. Comic book characters are accessible to the audience in multiple forms of media. Despite the hyper-sexuality that superheroines face, there is an evolution that they encounter. …show more content…
Emad, the author adds to the discussion of the sexualization of Wonder Woman by focusing on her body as a cultural artifact that represents gendered nationalism. Historically, Wonder Woman’s body has been both “an icon of the traditionally masculine, public realm of nationhood as well as the traditionally feminine, private realm of female sexuality”. In the beginning of her comic, Wonder Woman enabled empowerment amongst women because she exhibited that women can do anything. Historian Lori Landay observed that women were seen as heroic and self-sacrificing during the wartime culture with the use of Rosie the Riveter and Wonder Woman. However, Landay noted that Women Woman was considered a trickster because of her dual identity as Diana Prince, an army nurse that seemed to reinforce “the idea that women’s power must be contained and exercised covertly, not …show more content…
The author acknowledges how the superhero body has always been sexist since its conception yet the superhero body symbolizes identity for the characters. Both male and female superheroes undergo some form of sexuality. However, these metamorphoses came come about from various sources. One source that the author points out is the fans of the comics and characters. A character’s popularity was attribute to how a character with limited scene time evolve to one with its own self-titled storyline as well as a full page depiction of the character. Yet, this is the same for both superheroes and villains. The author also points out the theme of time in comics. Taylor analyzes how certain characters like Batman never ages while characters like Power Girl age from being a beautiful, vibrant Beauty Queen to a lifeless, elderly

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