Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wonder Woman is queer. Oh.

Wonder Woman is queer because it's a necessity in her world, says comic book writer Greg Rucka.

Wonder Woman enjoys the company of other women? "There have been many Wonder Woman origins, but [writer Greg] Rucka works on the new flagship title Year One with artist Nicola Scott," explains Collider. "During an interview with Comicosity, he explained why it’s not enough for Diana [Wonder Woman] to be gay, bisexual, or queer, but that she has to be."

"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. 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."

I get it. It's important nowadays to make these statements. This inclusiveness is part of the deal now. Race. Sexuality. It's all on the table, all the time. It's all part of the game. Fine. I remember the old days when the sexual orientation of super heroes didn't matter unless you were making a joke about Batman and Robin, but it's cool. This way is fine too. Wonder Woman is a lesbian? I bet that makes a lot of people happy. Not just lesbians.

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