Tuesday, June 8, 2010
“I am Diana, Princess of the Amazons!. I won’t be denied!” (Wonder Woman via The Justice League)
Before we get to some quotes from Wonder Woman - the inspiration for this post came from an article in the History Channel’s magazine.
William Marston, the creator of the comic-book character Wonder Woman was also known as the father of the polygraph. (Do you remember Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso of Truth? )Although he did not invent the lie detector machine, he created the process by which a subjects blood pressure was plotted on a graph while asking questions.
He believed that society was doomed unless woman eventually took over. That said the man lived with his wife AND his lover, having 2 children with each.
Marston wrote, “Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.” He created Wonder Woman to “created a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”
Here are some quotes from various comic books:
Carlo Indrezzano: YOU saved me.
Wonder Woman: Yes
CI: Impossible! You’re a woman!
WW: I have heard that once or twice before
Saleswoman: It’s the latest scent! You wear this and you’ll have to beat the men off with a stick.
WW: Believe me- I don’t need a stick
(WW from the Justice League)
“Peace is a virtue. A state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice. It is not simply the absence of war.” WW#199