First of all before I start this I wanna create a specific standard. I wanna make sure people know where I am coming from and definitely voice your opinion below. So what is my standard? I will be referring to this in a way where it doesn’t matter if you’re anti or pro LGBT. I will write this out in a way where all people can sit and listen. Now that my standard is set-up let’s get into it.
Just recently the current (and long time) Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka has voiced his ideas about the character of Diana and her self-identity. If you don’t know she is now considered bisexual by him. Technically it’s not official once we see it (which was something he also said) but let’s presume she is 100% bi. Here is an official quote:
“When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he continued by saying, “It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner to have a fulfilling, romantic, and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.”
First of all let’s get one thing straight. Just because someone lives in a society composed only of women, won’t mean a person is gay or bi. It’s called genes and people are born gay/bi. They don’t ‘choose to part of the LGBT community’ because if they do then they are not truly gay/les/bi/etc. It’s a ridiculous explanation, one that does not justify such explanation on such a huge claim. He also said how can “ALL” of them not be romantically/sexually involved with one another which is something very dumb to say. Newsflash, not every person is trying to get laid. It’s also important to note LGBT are a smaller chunk of every society so, why would this be different? A great example of this is actually my favorite comic called Y: The Last Man which just shows that all women wouldn’t be falling into each other’s arms if there were no men.
Yes, the character does embody the idea of love, but so do many comic book characters. Heck, many fictional characters do so, does that mean they’re all gay? If so give me an answer in the comments if you can think of one. Let’s not pretend there is something that everyone can agree on in Diana’s history which would definitely make her gay or bi in this case. She does care about her sisters because they’re her ‘sisters’. One big family.
It’s not part of Wonder Woman’s history! She has shown no confident signs of actually being in a relationship with another woman. Like I said earlier this isn’t even about being ANTI-LGBT or PRO. Saying, “Oh, that one time in history she did this which seems like she’s partly bi” isn’t concrete enough. This is about being inconsistent with who the character is, but maybe that wouldn’t be so unfitting for the Amazon Princess as the character has struggled with consistency if it’s talking about her beliefs, powers, origins, or even her usage as a symbol (read GRAPHIC MYTHOLOGY: A FALSE FEMINISM to see what I mean)? Just shows how much of a mess this character has been despite the popularity. But now the ultimate question…..
Is Wonder Woman’s Bi Identity a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
The short answer to this question is very simple, but not the long answer. This looks like another move from DC to pander the SJW crowd of people. It is very sad to see DC not care for the fans who have been there since the beginning. I mean what else can you call it? DC trying to do what Marvel is doing. They have been lately interested in giving characters qualities they have never had. Iceman, Aqualad, and Wonder Woman are all victims to this and I am really just talking from the top of my head here. Not even mentioning the race, personality and status quo changes for many other characters.
If this will be true it’s time to take a pause from DC and Marvel comics. It’s really time to look at other stories from Image, Valiant, Dark Horse, etc. that are way more acclaimed which I’ve been missing out on. I put up too much with this. Marvel and DC, you wanna make a real contribution in comics, create a new character (or use one that already exists) and push them to be your LGBT icon (Win-win scenario). This is just one of the reasons why modern ‘bluckbuster’ comics aren’t as good as their film counterparts. Films put substance over matter unlike the modern popular comics they originate from (exceptions do exist if it’s BvS, Wolverine: Origins, etc.). You wanna make changes like these in other people’s expenses go ahead. It’s your character do what you wanna. Don’t expect me to stick around for the ride.
Give me your thoughts, do you agree, disagree? Try being respectful especially how so many people get so emotional about this nonsense. I won’t overreact because this is just a fictional character so I’ll just won’t support the direction DC and Marvel are taking. You shouldn’t overreact either. Best vote is your money so keep that in mind next time you wanna buy a comic.
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