Why We Need Wonder Woman
Fangirls Are Ready for Wonder Woman
Ever since Warner Bros. announced recently that Wonder Woman would most likely be in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, there has been positive responses to arguably the world's most famous female super hero finally being featured in a major motion picture.And I say: It's about time!It seems the boys have had their fair share of fun but now it's a woman's turn to show them who's boss.Since appearing in 1941 in DC Comics, Wonder Woman has had one tv show. Between Super and Batman there were MORE THAN 10 live action movies. Even the Green Lantern had his own movie! With only about 1% of the current DC Comics Creators team being women, it's time to show a reflection of the 40% of women who do appreciate a female Hero.
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Her is an excerpt from a petition that was started in 2011 by Elliott Brown from Canada titled Diane Nelson: Hire More Women-- Here's A Few To Get You Started, :
"As of May 25th, 2011, 16% of DC's creative staff, including editors, was female. This coming September, 2 women have been giving spots on two books out of the fifty two new books DC will be publishing. The number of female editors is still unknown.
I've spoken to countless women who have been put off by male comic book shop workers who belittle or patronize them or by fellow comic book fans who brush them off or undermine their love of comics. Experiences like this really discourage women from reading and buying comics, costing companies like DC Comics thousands, if not millions of dollars in profit. Unfortunately, DC reinforces this "boys only club" attitude by ignoring the outcry from its fanbase -- "more women in comics." When women see other women creating comics, they feel empowered. It encourages women to read, to buy, and to maybe one day contribute to the comic book industry.
At San Diego ComicCon this week, Dan DiDio, co-publisher at DC Comics, was asked by a fan, "Why did you go from 12% to 1% for women on creative teams?" He responded in an agitated, belligerent tone: "Who should we be hiring? Tell me right now." You can listen to the clip here. His tone is astounding.
We, the undersigned, are willing to offer Dan Didio and the rest of DC's publishers and editors a list of female creators* they could approach. DC, this isn't acceptable, this isn't okay, and we won't stand for it anymore."
Female fans have a voice and they know what they want.We are ready for Wonder Woman and we need her now.