Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette to create new Wonder Woman Graphic Novel

A ton of good stuff in the interview, but I liked this bit:

“Coming from another culture (and I don’t want to judge) but sometimes I look at the reaction of Americans towards sexuality, and I’m a bit perplexed, confused,” he admits. “It seems women aren’t allowed their rightful sexual empowerment beyond the moral comfort of the asexual angel/Madonna/mother role. An openly professed sexual appetite would have you classified as, well, a slut or something. I think it’s unfair. Just imagine the reverse scenario with Iron Man. He’s going out with all these women — every night it’s a new babe, a top model. She’s waking up [thinking] ‘Oh what a crazy night!’ but he’s already gone, doing some superheroing. Everybody’s happy with this and no mother thinks twice before buying Iron Man toys for their kids. Guys wish they could be Iron Man. But what if Wonder Woman would have a new boy toy every night for her own enjoyment? She certainly could, I mean, she’s Wonder Woman! How do you think the public would perceive her then? Will mothers still buy Wonder Woman lunch boxes for their daughters? Feminism did a lot for equality of sex, but clearly in that example, the equation can’t be reversed without a scandal. Obviously male and female moral rights to their own sexuality are far from equal.”

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4 Replies to “Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette to create new Wonder Woman Graphic Novel”

  1. I think they should both keep it in their pants, so to speak.

    Every now and then we get a writer to step into Iron Man and demonize him as a womanizer, which is cool. And the movies had him leave a life of selfish ambition and promiscuity for the life of a hero as a one-woman guy. I like that! It shows character growth in more ways than strapping on new digs (Man of Steel, I'm looking at you).

    I don't think Wonder Woman is doing it wrong. I think she's doing it right. She's sending a good message to kids to respect themselves and not jump on every offer that comes her way.

  2. Absolutely. I think, though, that the point the artist was trying to make is that we're still generally in a place where, for all the gains elsewhere, a female character can't act like a certain male character and get the treatment/admiration that the male character would/does.

  3. I see where they're coming from, but I don't think I'll ever agree with their points because I don't think it's "okay" for the male characters to do the same. Why bring female characters down to a lower level when the male characters should be aspiring to what the females are currently doing?

  4. asexual angel/Madonna/mother role – except she has never been that. Frankly not everyone is okay with Tony Stark behavior and using that as a comparison misses the point. They are not making a case for change but trying to justify back breaking boobs.

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