Wonder Woman Star Clears Up the Amazonian’s Stance on Feminism
Feminism has become a buzzword that’s still very much misunderstood easily in conversation. That’s why the subject can become a little touchy when the icon of feminism, Wonder Woman, gets into the whole debate.
Actress Gal Gadot, who will portray the Themysciran Princess in the movie, put in her two cents’ worth about her thoughts on Wonder Woman and feminism to Entertainment Weekly. And yes, for her, she is a feminist.
“Wonder Woman is a feminist, of course. I think people have a misconception about what feminism is. People think hairy armpits and women who burn bras and hate men. That’s not it. For me, feminism is all about equality and freedom and [women] choosing what we want to do.... It was important to me that my character would never come and preach about how men should treat women… It’s just reminding everyone how things should be.”
A good case in point or how Wonder Woman played up Diana’s dynamics with Steve Trevor is the fact that he never became a man-in-distress just to revert their roles. Just because Diana is technically stronger than him doesn’t mean that he has to be portrayed as the weaker person.
If anything, the movie promises us that we could see a man who could probably make even Wonder Woman fall in love with him--even if he isn’t anything super by comic books’ standards of strength.
Wonder Woman will be out in theaters on June 2.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.