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Women's Contribution to Humankind Consistently Wonderful

Women's Contribution to Humankind Consistently Wonderful
A May/June 1947 Wonder Woman comic book issue featuring Amelia Earhart is displayed at the Library of Congress' "Library of Awesome" exhibit, earlier this month,  in Washington, D.C. "Wonder Women of History" also featured Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Sojourner Truth. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

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In the 8th century B.C., Homer and Herodotus describe a community of Amazonian women in Greek mythology during the Bronze Age. Moving beyond that time, the evolution of strong women unfolds in those who risked their lives for the betterment of humankind of mankind, as seen in the actions of heroines like Joan of Arc, Harriett Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Rosalind Franklin (who brought DNA to light) as well as so many more.

During World War I, Russian women served as pilots. Many others were at the front lines defeating the Germans. These women were described as physically large, with many being over 5 feet 6 inches in height.  This was considered tall for women.

The Zulus were also known for their height. In considerring what the proper role for women is, and seeing the need for a change in that view, serves to acknowledge the suffragettes, anti-saloon league legions — and other real women who weren’t biblical matyrs, or lesbian in orientation simply because they enjoyed each others company or chose nontraditional paths.

Enter William Moulton Marston, the creator of "Wonder Woman," who debuted her in December, 1941. Marston was also  the inventor of the systolic blood pressure test which is the underpining of his lie detector.

Comics came and went in that genre. It would be actress Lynda Carter who portrayed "Wonder Woman" on television. It may be said all pale in comparison to Gal Godot as "Wonder Woman," in what may be one of the best motion pictures ever.

Director Patty Jenkins and screen writer Allen Heinberg challenge us to rethink the concept of "Wonder Woman" by placing her in a different religious and light in the mythological sense. A movie for all sexes which women and their daughters — as well as sons — should see.

The major premise of the new movie is (as it should be for "Wonder Woman") is that she is not merely a super-hero, but rather a god molded from clay and given life by Zeus. It is in her love for humankind, not just a sense of justice, through which her true beauty is unleashed.

All along the plotline we get to appreciate that the only way to combat evil and wrong in the world is to unleash the "god killer," who unknowingly is "Wonder Woman." The resounding message of her mother the Queen of the Amazon resonates with they don’t deserve you.

The fight scenes’ choreography is dazzling. The costumes are captivating, though some would postulate that they are sexist rather than appreciate the freedom of movement that such slits and brevity allows. The setting of Themyscira, the mystically shrouded homeland for the Amazons is breathtakingly captivating. It fits in well with so much mythology, The transition between myth and reality posits a "what if" mentality in those willing to open their minds.

It is the glimpses of violent ends which are also fascinating. Scenes involving the development of nitrogen mustard, a nerve gas, are pictured as being horrendous, absent the realization that what occurs is the development of methotrexate used as an anti-tumor drug This is a stark reminder of the search for weapons of mass destruction which must not end.

The evolving new interpretation of the creation story when Zeus breathes life into "Wonder Woman" challenges suppositions that Lilith from ancient biblical text may have preceded Eve and enhances molecular biology in giving primacy to the role of maternal mitochondrial DNA as a determinant of who we truly are.

In the "Justice League" TV series, the role of "Wonder Woman" should be elevated above those of super heroes to reflect her status as a god. She is the queen bee, and they are drone/worker hybrids. The notion of "Wonder Woman" as the god killer should be a message to women everywhere; that women are the key to humankind’s survival whether in the values we teach, the fetuses we destroy, and the men we support.

We should hope that our sons will chose independent women who will fight by their sides as partners and that our daughters will learn to defend themselves while both seek to believe in love.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.

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