Not Your Mother’s “Wonder Woman”: A Feminist Review

A great piece by Leah D. Schade over at EcoPreacher.

“As I watched Wonder Woman not only withstand every weapon launched against her, but inspire her comrades to rise and join her, I thought of the legendary Deborah from the Bible’s book of Judges.  Like the Hebrew warrior-prophetess, Wonder Woman is the only one brave enough to face the enemy.  Deborah was the one who led Barak into battle against the Canaanites who had ‘cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years,’ (Judges 4:3).  She offered to draw out the enemy so that they could fight out in the open.  But Barak refused to go unless Deborah agreed to lead the way: ‘If you will go with me, I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.’  To which Deborah responded ‘I will surely go with you.'”

Read more here.


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