Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I Wonder, Woman
Preparing for battle...or getting their groove on? You know, I have no idea what men think women do when we're together. Obviously there is that certain element that thinks we have pillow fights and semi nude wrestling. I wish! But sadly, this is seldom - if ever - the case. No, usually when you've got a group of women gathered together it's usually something hellish like a baby shower or a pool league.
Now, back to the panel at hand, or left, as it were, this is from a Wonder Woman comic from 1978 and written and drawn by men (Jack Harris and Steve Ditko). Hey, I remember the 70s, and even though I was stoned from 1977-1979 I don't recall the locker room erupting into sextastic fringe porn of lesbian goodness. Yes, I would remember that, and probably still have the shaky polaroids.
Perhaps I have now hit upon the reason why the WW comic never appealed to me: It's geared toward the male ideal of hot woman on woman action that comes across as some spontaneous explosion of uncontrollable get it on-ness. See, in the real world all of the women portrayed here would actually be exes with each other and barely contained simmering jealousies would be more apt to surface and cause mayhem than this quasi pastoral sapphic wrestling scene.