This week’s crushworthy character is a DC Comics classic and cultural icon. I remember sitting in front of the television watching the reruns on television. I thought she was one of the coolest ladies in the universe. She hung out with Batman and Superman and she could give them a run for their money. Her Lasso of Truth struck a chord with me when I was small that still resonates today.
Who is She?
Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana Prince, was a super heroine created by DC comics in 1942. She is a warrior princess of the Amazons who makes the move to join the Justice League. Her journey into Man’s world was easy. She had to learn English and get used to a new way of life. She didn’t shirk her warrior princess ways. She stood against injustice wherever she saw it. Wonder Woman was played by Lynda Carter in the iconic ’70s TV show. Gal Gadot will soon pick up the lasso in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Wonder Woman’s home is called Paradise Island or Themyscira. It’s the dwelling place of the Amazons.
Why So Crushworthy?
Wonder Woman taught girls to be strong and stand up for what is right when comics were dominated by male superheroes. She didn’t back down from any threat that came her way. During WWII, women were taking on jobs traditionally held by men. Women had to be the breadwinners while their men were away at war. Wonder Woman personifies this era of women entering a man’s world. As an Amazon, she was taught the power of womankind. Wonder Woman still inspires women that they can be just as powerful as men.
I loved watching Wonder Woman whip bad guys into shape in the comics, TV shows, and cartoons. I thought her uniform was amazing. I wanted one just like it as a kid. Wonder Woman was nearly as strong as Superman and very beautiful. Perhaps she is the one who started my love of kick-butt women at a young age. Wonder Woman still continues to be the beautiful and fierce Amazon of our dreams.