Wonder Woman’s Importance in a Post-Trump Society

Wonder Woman’s relevance has never been more evident than seeing her first solo outing on the big screen.

DC Films has tackled social stigmas, such as racism and immigration, with “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, and now take on sexism in a way that doesn’t over-simplify it or get too preachy about it either.  Wonder Woman is now a major player in the upcoming “Justice League” film.

Women have been attacked for a very long time in nerd culture, from the threats to Anita Sarkeesian, to “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call”, to Donald Trump’s attacks on various women, including Megyn Kelly and more recently, Mika Brzezinski.

Wonder Woman has played an important role in the life of Taylor Thompson, a cosmetologist and retail specialist at GameStop.

“She is a wholesome, strong and decent female hero.  She stands for truth and justice,” Taylor says.  “Women need a strong woman to look up to.”

Wall of Wonder
The “Wall of Wonder” is Taylor’s makeshift station for all things Wonder Woman in her home. (Photo: Cornelius Thompson)

Wonder Woman became a rallying point for various women, but not at the cost of her own controversy concerning the “white male demographic.”

Taylor goes on to say that “it infuriates me that men think that women are inferior.  Wonder Woman is a warrior. She’s strong-willed, powerful and doesn’t back down. She’s not over-sexualized. She’s not a damsel in distress. She’s a good role-model for women.”

Pop Figures
Taylor adjusts her Pop Vinyl figures of the many different variants of Wonder Woman she has collected over the years.

Sitting at an aggregate score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and a $380 million box office, Wonder Woman has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with as she is also the highest rated DCEU (DC Extended Universe) film to date.

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