Negotiating the Third Wave of Feminism in Wonder Woman

  title={Negotiating the Third Wave of Feminism in Wonder Woman},
  author={Carolyn E. Cocca},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={98 - 103}
  • Carolyn E. Cocca
  • Published 29 December 2013
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
Created by lawyer and psychologist William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman first appeared more than 70 years ago, “as lovely as Aphrodite, as wise as Athena, with the speed of Mercury, and the strength of Hercules” (Marston and Peter 1941). While she conforms to traditional articulations of gender in the way she performs an attractive, female, white, heterosexual, middle-to-upper class woman, she also unsettles gendered boundaries through performing a determined, astute, formidable warrior at the… Expand
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