I’ve been thinking about it — and now it’s pestering me on my lunch break — but I want to make it clear, guys.
My problem with the New52 Wonder Woman, while I don’t like what’s been done to Diana, isn’t with Diana’s character itself. I feel like every time I bring up the New 52 and Wonder Woman…
are you referring to how they were turned to stone and more or less ignored? i havent read wonder woman since hermes betrayed her so idk if thats a plot point any more but in the few issues i read after the betrayal, it was like an after thought..so i thougt maybe that you hate them being treated like fodder and ignored..
Well. They turned the isolationist and female positive culture of the Amazons into a gaggle of “WARRIOR WOMANZ” that rape and murder “poor unfortunate men” every 70 years to reproduce. And then send all their male-born population into slavery.
After that I don’t give a damn about anything else in those books.
They took a culture meant to highlight the best and worst of the equality and feminist movement in a sex positive, woman positive, and kid-friendly culture of a matriarchy and used it to say “WOMEN IN CONTROL LEADS TO SAVAGERY AND RAPE AND MURDER AND INEQUALITY”
Nothing disgusts me more than that. And the writer, Azarello, who has has a history of loving to use rape as a narrative device (because it’s not like it effects hundreds of thousands of potential readers right?) has gone on record and said that yes. That’s officially the new mythos of the Amazons. And then took Diana and isolated her from her people and culture because they’re so vilified.
There is nothing to redeem this reboot of the Amazons in my eyes. Nothing.