Can we please remove Wonder Woman as the poster girl for feminism? (link via The Beat)
No wait, hear me out.
Wonder Woman is an AWESOME icon.
She's a great GLBT icon. She's a great Poly icon. She's a great BDSM icon.
But when her raison d'etre is female superiority, she's not a great feminist icon.
To be fair, great strides have been made in recent years to make Wonder Woman more about equality than superiority. But then, I've never made any attempts to hide who my vote is for...
Seriously, everything of Power Girl I've read involves her:
-trying to be taken seriously (often while kicking ass)
-trying to set herself apart from her famous cousins (sometimes while kicking ass)
-trying to define herself as her own person, separate from her cousins and her boobs
And the thing about her boobs? Totally a joke started by the artists in the 1970s. I kind of love that.