Wonder Woman

Nov 20, 2015

Great girdle of Aphrodite! Friday, historian Jill Lepore joins Doug to tell the story of Wonder Woman, who she calls the “missing link” in the women’s rights struggles of the 20th century. Wonder Woman was created by psychologist William Marston, whose own family was very, very complicated and deeply influenced by the suffrage movement. We’ll talk about Wonder Woman’s feminist roots, the “new type of woman” Marston had in mind, and her influence on the women’s lib movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s. (Rebroadcast)

Jill Lepore is a Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her book The Secret History of Wonder Woman [Indiebound|Amazon] is out in paperback.