How Wonder Woman Got Her Groove Back

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Wonder Woman is the best known female superhero of all time, but she’s been through a lot. The brainchild of a psychologist, Wonder Woman hit the comic pages in the 1940s as an antidote to the “bloodcurdling masculinity” of male superheroes. But by the early ’70s, Wonder Woman was having a midlife crisis. She’d given up her bullet-blocking bracelets, her lasso of truth, and her superhuman strength… and opened a clothing boutique. It took a feminist magazine cover to catapult Wonder Woman from comic book character to the icon she remains today.



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