The History of Bondage in Mass Media 2- Wonder Woman

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  1. VixenBlu says:

    Honestly, I dont see this kind of thing as an isolated incident. When I worked at a comic shop, I had to catalog alot of comics from the Golden and Silver periods.

    Every so often, I would see a situation which had undertones of bondage in a few different comics. Superman was another such one. One of the covers I scanned through had Superman bound up in a standing position, with Lois Lane readying a whip to use on him.

    So maybe it isnt just Dr. Marsten who had his brain go in that direction. Either that, or my mind is in the gutter again. 😉
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    • Domina Doll says:

      Yes, I think you are right. I saw a recurring theme in some of the other comics as well. I was floored by how many there was of Wonder Woman though. I guess I’ve lived a sheltered life! LOL. I’d love to see that Superman cover with Lois Lane and a whip! Would be a great lead in to my next article on Dominatrix and Pop Culture!

  2. Pat Powers says:

    Well, as your “source” I would point out that there was much more intense sadomasochistic imagery than anything that showed up in Wonder Woman’s pages in the comics that were her contemporaries prior to the institution of the Comics Code. Also, I think Marston, who was definitely into bondage (as well as polygamy) in his personal life, brought a lot of dominatrix imagery to Wonder Woman … a loving, protective sort of dominatrix. Wonder Woman got tied up every so often, but she rarely needed rescuing … she was capable of getting out of fixes on her own. Then when the writers from DC took over after Marston’s death in the early 1950s they gradually transformed her into a more typical comics heroine, culminating in stripping her of her powers in 1967, followed by a return of her powers when NOW Magazine expressed their feelings about her as a feminist icon in 1972.

    • Domina Doll says:

      Hello Pat,

      Thanks so much for your response and the additional information! I was really quite intrigued with your site, and all your resources. I’m glad you enjoyed my article. If you’d ever like to contribute here with a follow-up article, let me know. My readers would be very interested. And, you are much more informed on the subject of Wonder Woman that I am 🙂

      TY!

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