Wonder Woman – an Inspiring Feminist Example?

With a rating of 8.3/10 on IMDb and a 93% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Wonder Woman’ has become a new hit of a big screen. No doubt, an Israeli actress Gal Gadot has played her role extremely well, but let’s look closer at her character.

At first glance, this is just another superhero blockbuster, when the protagonist has super powers and saves the world. But this time, the superhero is a woman, Diane Prince, who is trying to stop the war. Summoning her super power to destroy enemies and spare humanity, Wonder Woman stands on the same level as Batman or Superman. She embodies power, strength, and independence, as well as unyielding will. By her example, she shows that a woman can stand up not only for herself but also for the whole country and even humanity. Sexy, yet smart and powerful, she is a fictional character that millions men dream about. Not another ‘dumb blonde’ with big boobs and not a grain of mind.

In reality, Wonder Woman could be a big boss at some respectable law firm or a president at an investment company on Wall street. She could also be a doctor, a scientist, an engineer, and many other different professions. In real life, such a woman is a self-made ambitious, smart, and strong individual, who is not afraid of life turns (and knows how to look good). In the past few years, our society has been super focused on feminism and gender equality. Everyone seems to fight for women’s rights and freedoms. But in the movie, Wonder Woman is praised for her sexy looks and ability to fight like a man. She can break the wall and survive a bomb attack. But who needs it in real life? A real woman is the one that can take care of herself without extra physical strength or super powers.

It is about using your potential and brain to fulfill your dreams, build the life you want, and be the best version of yourself, without forgetting to help other people. Anyone could become a source of inspiration for others, it is a matter of what kind of person you are. No need to be a Catwoman, Wonder Woman, or Supergirl to succeed and be a real woman in the real world.

Gal Gadot