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    Default David Finch Clarifies His "Wonder Woman" "Feminist" Stance

    Following a controversial comment stating he did not want to call Wonder Woman a feminist, David Finch took to twitter to clarify his stance.


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    Remember when comic book fans wanted a book just to entertain ,and not make a political statement?

    And Wonder Woman has to announce she is a feminist out loud?

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    Jesus, no wonder people are afraid to write Wonder Woman, look the ****storm that a natural and reasonable comment made.
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    On the bright side, at least Finch didn't compare the series to "Twilight."

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    How on earth is that a clarification?
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    Well..this got a fast response. I can see what Finch was trying to say and do but it just got worded in a awkward manner.

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    What a truly baffling clarification.

    He's taking the stance that being a feminist is somehow mutually exclusive with the idea of being human and fallible. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and just go with the idea that Finch is truly clueless about issues of this nature, but that just begs the question as to why DC thinks he's qualified to have any input on this book whatsoever.

    Let's not even get into what a non-apology this is. It's the classic first mistake, he's not apologizing for saying something stupid. He's apologizing that *WE* took it the wrong way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SofNascimento View Post
    Jesus, no wonder people are afraid to write Wonder Woman, look the ****storm that a natural and reasonable comment made.
    Saying that a feminist icon wob 't necessarily be feminist in your run on the book is not exactly natural or reasonable. It's putting both your feet in your mouth.
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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    Feminism has become a dirty word in our culture.

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    The fact that Finch had to apologize for this comment is really sad. What's wrong with wanting to portray Wonder Woman as a real, fallible character? Does she HAVE to be a feminist? Why is that label even necessary? Maybe I'm missing something.
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    Wait....Am I supposed to take from this that being a feminist is somehow incompatible with being a faillible human being?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvelMaster616 View Post
    The fact that Finch had to apologize for this comment is really sad.
    Why?

    What's wrong with wanting to portray Wonder Woman as a real, fallible character?
    Nothing. But that's not what people are complaining about.

    Does she HAVE to be a feminist? Why is that label even necessary?
    Does Superman have to be an alien?

    Maybe I'm missing something.
    Might be.
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    Isn't Wonder Woman officially a feminist? How can she not be what she already is? Also, apparently feminists aren't humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvelMaster616 View Post
    T Does she HAVE to be a feminist?
    She is probably the most prominent and recognizable feminist icon in American Culture after Rosie the Riveter, is this even a serious question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvelMaster616 View Post
    The fact that Finch had to apologize for this comment is really sad. What's wrong with wanting to portray Wonder Woman as a real, fallible character? Does she HAVE to be a feminist? Why is that label even necessary? Maybe I'm missing something.
    Well, yes. Obviously.
    Unless you think what's written below doesn't sound like Wonder Woman at all.

    "Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending a state of equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women."
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