Friday, July 2, 2010
Striking the Colors: Wonder Woman’s New Look
Leave it to a comic book icon to cause a flag-related stir as the 4th of July weekend approaches. Wonder Woman, everyone’s favorite 69-year-old Amazon, celebrated the 600th issue of her signature comic book with a whole new look that leaves the red, white, and blue behind (shown). Feminists, or at least some of them, applaud long pants replacing hot pants. Conservatives, however, read more nefarious, even un-American impulses behind the alteration of the familiar figure. When Wonder Woman strikes the colors, is she striking back at America? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Striking the Colors."