The Secret History of Wonder Woman By Jill Lepore


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“Feminism is not a prejudice...it is a principle,” Jill Lepore writes in The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a riveting biography over three different stories: the lucrative personal life of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston; the history and mission of the feminist movement; and the life and creation of Wonder Woman herself.

The book’s main mission is to express the importance of feminism and the strength of women, while using Wonder Woman as the cultural icon to portray the physical embodiment of the suffragist, feminist, and birth control movements of the early 1900s. The book covers many different topics, but it all comes together to focus on the history and cultural impact of Wonder Woman and her creator.

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