Imagining a Black Wonder Woman
Growing up, I was told my favorite comic-book heroine was white. And yet her struggles always seemed uniquely similar to my own.

When I was eight years old, I asked my mother if Wonder Woman was black. It was 1989—almost 30 years before I’d eagerly await the premiere of the first Wonder Woman movie. As a child, I had seen the Amazonian princess portrayed by Lynda Carter, who looked unmistakably white, on the syndicated television show I loved. But in many iconic pictures in the comic books I read, Wonder Woman appeared to have a trace of melanin that made me think—maybe?

The Sum: The Meaning of This Week by Gloria Feldt
The Sum: This week it’s all #WonderWoman. And #WonderWomen. #WW for short. We’re all around. And, wow are we needed. Here are 3 ways we can flex those superpowers..

‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors & Stomps On ‘Iron Man’ With $100.5M Debut
The warrior princess of Themyscira is finally leaping past the century mark this weekend with $100.5M according to Warner Bros., however, other studios believe Wonder Woman has the power to exceed $101M this weekend.

 

 

One Response to What We Are Reading: Wonder Woman Edition

  1. Ed Heinzelman says:

    “Wonder Woman” is bold but doesn’t quite live up to the comics : THE release of “Wonder Woman” last week sent many critics and viewers into paroxysms of excitement. “Gal Gadot’s Diana is a bright beacon of hope in a world of greys,” proclaimed Empire. The Guardian deemed the film a “gloriously badass breath of fresh air”. The New York Times referred to a “Bechdel-test paradise”. At last, they said, a superhero film unapologetic about female empowerment, a film where the woman is the one doing the rescuing and the strategising and the beating-up. A film that celebrates strength and femininity, vigour and empathy.

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2017/06/no-damsel-distress?cid1=cust/ddnew/n/n/n/2017065n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/na/Daily_Dispatch/email&etear=dailydispatch

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