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Old Weird America: Power, Femininity and the Story of Wonder Woman

March 4, 2020 at 8:02 PM by Cathy Polovina

 Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm Northside Library

The brainchild of Harvard-educated psychologist William Moulton Marston, superheroine Wonder Woman emerged just in time to help defeat the Axis in WWII. A role model for the kind of "woman who should rule the world," according to Marston, Wonder Woman exhibited an early feminist ideal of independence and strength, while embodying the gentler qualities he believed needed to be honored to achieve world peace. Come hear why her biographer also describes her as ‘kind of slinky’ and ‘very kinky.’ This month we will uncover the surprising real-life models for Wonder Woman and the secret life of her remarkable creator.