Exploration of a Feminist Icon: Wonder Woman’s Influence on U.S. Media

Exploration of a Feminist Icon: Wonder Woman’s Influence on U.S. Media Sex Roles (2014) 70:434–435 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0364-x MEDIA REVIEW Exploration of a Feminist Icon: Wonder Woman’s Influence on U.S. Media Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Vaquera Films, 2013. 55 min. $295.00 (University price) Britney G. Brinkman & Allison Jedinak Published online: 15 March 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines various media types, yet this representation problem does follows the trajectory of Wonder Woman from her beginnings not just apply to superheroes. A report from the Women’s (she was developed by a Psychologist to serve as a role model Media Center (Klos 2013) found that women are underrepre- for women), to her time spent as a shop owner by day and sented in all areas of media, with only 11 % of movie protag- ninja by night, to present day representations. In addition to onists in 2012 being female. When women are represented, it examining this feminist icon who graced the cover of the first is often in one-dimensional and objectified ways (Lamb and issue of Ms. Magazine (Levine 1972), the film scrutinizes Brown 2006). The film attempts to unpack some of the media representations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Exploration of a Feminist Icon: Wonder Woman’s Influence on U.S. Media

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-014-0364-x
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Sex Roles (2014) 70:434–435 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0364-x MEDIA REVIEW Exploration of a Feminist Icon: Wonder Woman’s Influence on U.S. Media Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Vaquera Films, 2013. 55 min. $295.00 (University price) Britney G. Brinkman & Allison Jedinak Published online: 15 March 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines various media types, yet this representation problem does follows the trajectory of Wonder Woman from her beginnings not just apply to superheroes. A report from the Women’s (she was developed by a Psychologist to serve as a role model Media Center (Klos 2013) found that women are underrepre- for women), to her time spent as a shop owner by day and sented in all areas of media, with only 11 % of movie protag- ninja by night, to present day representations. In addition to onists in 2012 being female. When women are represented, it examining this feminist icon who graced the cover of the first is often in one-dimensional and objectified ways (Lamb and issue of Ms. Magazine (Levine 1972), the film scrutinizes Brown 2006). The film attempts to unpack some of the media representations

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 15, 2014

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