Merciful Minerva! Suffrage and the Birth of Wonder Woman
March 18, 2017
Ranger Talk: 1-2 PM
Wonder Woman debuted in 1941 as an antidote to the hyper-masculinity and violence of other comic book characters. William Moulton Marston drew inspiration from the women’s suffrage movement of the 1910s to create a new type of hero. Come hear how Wonder Woman’s bullet-repelling bracelets, tiara, and her existence are based on incidents and images from the life of her eccentric creator.
Meet: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue, NE). Heidi Dietze (202) 438-7033