In the movie, Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons before she became Wonder Woman. Diana was trained through the beginning of the movie to be an unconquerable warrior. Being raised on a sheltered island paradise, where she lived most of her life. Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the conflict that is raging in the outside world of paradise. He tells her about World War I. Diana convinced that she can stop the threat of war, leaves her home for the first time in her life.
Fighting alongside the men of World War I to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and her true destiny of who she really is. I loved this movie not only as a superhero fan but as a woman. She is someone who I think many women admire in our lives. She is a figure and image of courage, independence, and equal rights.
I personally believe Wonder Woman is a beautiful reminder of what feminism must offer women and men.
In my opinion, women today have been repeatedly erased from the history of classical music, art, and medicine. I do believe that Wonder Woman is not a film about empowerment so much as it is by which women are disempowered. What I mean by this is that “Wonder Woman” is by no means perfect and in certain lines in the movie you have men asking her is she needs help. This in a sense gives women a lot of frustration because we believe that we are equally as good as men.
In my opinion, I don’t think to myself as Wonder Woman to be a female film, to me she is a major superhero like all the other male superheroes that you see. I would love for more actions movies to have a major female role. I think that society weakens the female world and I think that if we came out with more movies and more books on female empowerment and showing the strength of women we would get a little more respect.
Famous author, Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote the book, “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and says, “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, the delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.” I embrace this quote because it shows how true she is to her herself as a woman but wants to empower other women in her works. Overall, this was a great movie. I really enjoyed watching it from a feminist point of view. This movie acknowledges how strong women can be not just in physical strength but mental and emotional strength as well. Movies like Wonder Woman are empowering.