Wonder Woman was created during World War II by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter. Marston drew a great deal of inspiration from early feminists, and especially from birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger
Many stories depicted Wonder Woman rescuing herself from bondage, which defeated the "damsels in distress" trope that was common in comics during the 1940s
Marston, struck upon an idea for a new kind of superhero, one who would triumph not with fists or firepower, but with love. That’s how he developed Wonder Woman, whom he believed to be a model of that era's unconventional, liberated woman
Wonder Woman evolved as a frontrunner of emancipation for the suffragettes who fought for the rights of women in the early 20th century
As Gloria Steinem said, "Wonder Woman symbolizes many of the values of the women's culture that feminists are now trying to introduce into the mainstream: strength and self-reliance for women; sisterhood and mutual support among women; peacefulness and esteem for human life; a diminishment both of 'masculine' aggression and of the belief that violence is the only way of solving conflicts." .
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