She needed a hero, so that’s what she became…
Demi-Goddess and Amazonian warrior Princess Diana of Themyscira – otherwise known as Wonder Woman – is the ultimate female superhero and remains one of the most iconic, kick-ass creations of the 20th century.
Strength and intelligence combined with a powerful sense of justice have made her a feminist and LGBT icon over the decades. Using her golden cuffs, tiara and lasso of truth, she has fought for what is right. However, when the United Nations announced that Wonder Woman was a new honorary ambassador for women in 2016, it faced an internal and external backlash. Many felt that Wonder Woman was over-sexualised and that her role as the ultimate American pin-up girl and her use of violence, did not make her relatable to women and girls worldwide.
Join Wonder Woman experts, Joan Ormrod, Michael Goodrum and Leah Moore, with event chair David Barnett, as they discuss Wonder Woman’s origins and cultural significance from past to present.