Wonder Woman

A Wonderful Conversation: A Review of Wonder Woman and Philosophy

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Ever since she appeared in All Star Comics #8 in October of 1941, Wonder Woman has raised questions about issues such as gender, power, violence, and truth. Yet, in all her different iterations and with all her different writers, Wonder Woman has never provided simple answers to these questions. Instead, her legacy is that of a conversation spanning 70 years, with each new version of Princess Diana a commentary on the last ones.  I was excited to read Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique because it promised the chance to dive neck deep into that conversations. It did not disappoint.

 

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You can Be Super!

 

Super Face “Comic book heroes are always political, and have always been political.” Our guest this week is Krystal Kara, the creator of the organization Be Super, which strives to use comic book characters as educational tools to understand social justice issues. Be Super aims to show that every individual is a hero.

We talk about Be Super, Wonder Woman, sexism and racism in the comic book and TV/movie worlds, and why Superhero stories need to be more than just escapism.

 

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What superhero or sci-fi stories have inspired you, or helped you teach someone else? What in our podcast did you agree or disagree with? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Continue the conversation with us on Twitter or Facebook!

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Be Super, like Wonder Woman!

Wonder WomanEarlier this week I recorded a talk with Krystal Kara, founder of the Be Super Initiative. Unfortunately, the recording got terribly garbled, so I can’t post it. I’m working on transcribing it and should have that up for you all soon, but meanwhile i wanted to tell you more about her and her great organization.

 

Be SuperKrystal Kara is the creator of the organization Be Super. Be Super strives to use comic  book characters as educational tools to understand social justice issues. Be Super aims to show that every individual is a hero.

I got to meet Krystal at Wiscon recently, and was inspired by the work she and Be Super do.   In the attempted podcast, We talked in general about her organization and the work it does, and about the new Wonder Woman movie- what we liked, what we had trouble with, and the discussion Be Super hosted after a showing of the movie.  I hope to have the transcript up soon, but  in the meantime, check out  the great work they do!.

It’s a great program, check them out!

And speaking of Wonder Woman, let me share my favorite article I’ve seen about it so far, about how Princess Buttercup became the warrior-general who trained Princess Diana.