Outside of her connections to mythology and her utterly bizarre early comic book stories, I don’t really identify a lot with Wonder Woman. It’s a very alienating feeling, especially now with this movie coming out.
And so I read something like about those “No Guys Allowed” (literally, how they are described by the promoters) Wonder Woman movie screenings—and the consequent controversy—and I feel like I don’t even have the right to comment on it.
Going to a “women’s only” screening of Wonder Woman is not on the top of my list of things I would do for personal enjoyment. However, I’m not going to say that groups of people or theaters or whatever can’t have these special-type exclusive things if that’s what they want—but it’s a slippery slope from there, correct?
I mean…you had something that was like a good film, a well-reviewed film, that everybody could enjoy. And then you make it divisive. What’s the point of that?
I just don’t get it. I don’t feel any more “empowered” by it—the “No Guys” screenings, all the well-intentioned speeches by guys on my Facebook saying that I as a woman have a “right” to an all-female screening of Wonder Woman, etc. It doesn’t make me feel any more empowered—me, personally. I’m sure this stuff may help other people. Everybody’s different.
I feel like I’m living in my own alternate culture sometimes. And I think that’s okay. I think you just have to build the culture you want to have; your values, what empowers you, etc. etc. etc.
As I said…this current controversy…probably none of my business.
It all ends up feeling like:
More to read about on Butterfly Language:
The Wonder Woman Paradox
Old Gods Vs. New Gods: The Archetypes Of The Justice League
The Sacred Trinity: Triads In Pop-Culture And Mythology