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Wonder Woman: As beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury

If there is one thing I have learned (YET AGAIN) from following the news on the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, it is this: DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS. *sigh*

So in case you don't know, Wonder Woman's first live action, solo film will be out in 2017.
I am already anxious. and excited. And the rest of the internet has all the other emotions in the world as well.

So let me be completely upfront with y'all. Yesterday I knew next to nothing about Wonder Woman. But I volunteered to write this blog because I wanted to learn some things about her. And I have!

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This lady will totes kick the bad guy's butt.

Here are some of the fun things I learned:

- Wonder Woman is FREAKING AWESOME. nuff said about that one.

- The creator of Wonder Woman was William Moulton Marston, the same guy who invented the polygraph! (Hence WW's Magic Lasso of Truth!) Marston's wife suggested that he make a female super hero, and he took that and ran with it. Fun fact, Marston and his wife were polyamorous, and he based Wonder Woman's character on the best features of his wife AND his girlfriend lover. Apparently they were super rad gals.

-  Marston created Wonder Woman partly because he thought women were way better at things than men. This apparently stemmed from his research for the polygraph he was inventing... In his experience, women were far less likely to lie.  I could tell you lots more about Marston and Wonder Woman's creation process because it's really really interesting, but you should probably go read things directly from experts that are not me.

But here is a really great quote from Marston: "Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman."

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Wonder Woman will be played by Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who isn't known for much just yet, but hopefully they know what they're doing.

- Because DC did a number of reboots, Wonder Woman has multiple 'canon' backstories. (In one of them, she was made of clay and breathed to life, because she don't need no daddy) Her die-hard fans don't all agree on which one is the 'Real' backstory, which is partly why this upcoming movie is already causing drama. The movie makers have chosen to run with Wonder Woman's ties to Greek Gods, and some people reallllly don't like that. But maybe it will be okay. Maybe the movie will be so awesome that all the fans will be like, oh okay. that's cool. But who am I kidding. Everyone knows how popular rioting is. Sigh.

- Wonder woman has been around for about 80 years, but aside from like one or two comics,  it wasn't until recently that she had any female writers! Here is a fanTAStic article by Jodi Picoult, one of Wonder Woman's writers. 

So, I'm going to leave it at that. Hopefully, now you're all super interested about Wonder Woman and want to go read even more about her! I know I do. Seriously. I'm a fan now. Which makes sense because my name is Athena.

So, what do you think?