The classic comic of Wonder Woman says so much about the time it was released, it couldn’t be more obvious unless someone shouted it at you. Not only is Wonder Woman’s costume showing off American patriotism but when her mother confers with Aphrodite and Athena both goddesses, prized for they’re beauty and wisdom, say that the mother must agree to help this brave soldier for the good of America, “the last citadel for democracy” so that he may “fight the forces of hate and oppression” which are clearly indicative of World War II going on in Europe at the time. This is all meant to rally readers to support America in times of crisis while also being extremely pretentious in it’s assumption that America is the end all be all for democracy.
Not only is the propaganda blatant but this sectioning off of women from men, the fact that these women are Amazons immediately separates them not just geographically but turns them into an other, so against the opposite sex for what other men had previously done to them, but because they’re Amazons it shows that not all women have a hatred for men, just women like this. The Amazons are painted as very strong self reliant people that live in perfect peace without men, because naturally men start all conflicts, right? I am also extremely curious as to how Amazons reproduce if no men are allowed to be near them let alone with them. It’s a bit strange to consider, if not entirely lacking thought. Then again, I’m sure reproduction in Amazonians wasn’t as big a concern in this comic as it was showing the importance of American support.