In John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, he states simply that “men act and women appear” , that “the social presence of a woman is different in kind from that of a man.”
The objective of this essay is to question that with the pop culture figure of Wonder Woman. Why has it taken over seventy five years for a Wonder Woman film to be made? Is it because of societies ingrained acceptance of what a superhero is? Have we not progressed enough that we can have a powerful woman onscreen? What is it about the character that Hollywood producers just weren’t interested in giving a chance?
This essay will attempt to examine the psychology and symbolism of the character, her interaction with males and males interaction with her.