Tag: Jill Lepore

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Lepore convincingly makes Wonder Woman the connective tissue between the suffragists and the women's movement, but the story behind her genesis is just fricken' amazing and almost unbelievable. William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator, was, A, a man, B, married to one woman, sleeping with two others and living happily with all three, C, was fascinated by bondage and tied, chained, fettered and imprisoned WW, the first female superhero, in every comic cell he could, D, a Harvard graduate whose lazy, sloppy research and weird teaching practices pretty much had him drummed out of academia, E, invented the lie detector, F through Z I could go on but why should I spoil it for you? You're so going to want to read this book for yourself.


# Permanent link to Wonder Woman and Margaret Sanger, separated at birth.