In reply to AAGGRESSS
It's a feminist film, or at least seen by many, for its nuanced portrayal of a super heroine that doesn't turn her strictly into a sex object. She is a well-rounded person and a more realistic take on an athletic female. No, Buffy Does not count as "realistic athlete" because a large part of her character was based on being a tiny waif-like woman with super-powers.
As old it is getting to keep harping on Josh Whedon, a large reason his feminism has become less popular in recent years is his tendency to "victimize" and "traumatize" his heroine in that they are broken women that can only find empowerment AFTER they are brutalized thanks to patriarchy. Diana wasn't THAT. She was a woman who possessed a distinctly heroic spirit that driven her to be a hero and kept her as one.
Than there came James Cameron's comment, but I'm not going to. People can look that up for themselves.
But without feminism, Wonder Woman couldn't be as GOOD as it is. The movement SHOULD, at least for me and more rationally minded people, be about writing women as PEOPLE and not because they are people defined by their sex and femininity. That is the complete opposite of what feminism preaches: EQUALITY for all sexes. This also includes issues of women receiving better health because they have biological difference from men.
but is just as equal. I bet there are also a LOT of issues about feminism that mainstream feminist realize should be. Did you know there is criticism amongst feminists "white radical feminism" is the predominant mainstream idea of what the feminist movement is about that fails to address the plights of minority women? This includes, and I am not even joking, as something not based on class, race, religion, or nationality. That race and class don't have a part in the feminist debate when FUCK YEAH THEY DO.
I work across the street from a hospital where I see half a dozen women a day dressed up in nurse scrubs and wearing a hijab. That because they are Muslim women they will be passive to those who assault them physically no matter how independent and educated they are. They see these women as "weaker" than the average white American woman and I swear to fucking god these are women who work in emergency rooms and trauma units. Before they are see an medical professionals they are seen as Muslim woman, weak, and thus a patient or doctor might not have faith in them as say a blonde haired middle class woman who divorced her jackass husband and raises two children as a single mom. She might be passed over for promotion in favor of the white woman despite working longer hours, having more success with her patients, coming in on her days off to fill in because say the white Woman had to call in because her children kept getting sick. Yes, the one is only looking after her children but the Muslim woman has put in the time and the effort but she won't be promoted because the position requires more contact with patients and customers service skills she "doesn't have the necessary qualifications for."
So yeah, feminism is important. That's not to say it isn't problematic I'll one of the first to admit it needs to do better. It shouldn't be about woman going "roar my ovaries! Down with the patriarchy!!1one" but so many people see it as. Feminism is making sure Hollywood is safe for women from men like Harvey Weinstein who sexually harass women into sexual favors so they can advance their careers meaning her only crime was refusing to spread her legs instead wanting to be based on her talents that don't exactly fit the skill set listing on a prostitute's resume.
It's about you have a problem with the way Pyrrha Nikos was handled by RT and demanding she get better treatment because, damn it, she was such a hardworking, incredibly heroic figure that was tossed aside for Jaune's manpain and a fucking little girl's advancement. Pyrrha EARNED her heroism, Ruby was just handed hers thanks to winning the genetic lottery.
So yeah, I consider Wonder Woman to be a feminist film in that it doesn't concentrate on her femininity being a source of strength or that she isn't weak for them. Instead the film treats her as a PERSON before she is a WOMAN. Not that she is a sexualized victim, object, or miss super independent.
And just because I am a feminist, doesn't mean I'm not inherently aware of how problematic the movement is and how lacking and hurtful and detrimental to society it can be. One of the big problems I have with mainstream feminism it that it mostly concentrates on the plight of girls and women and their issues and treats young boys and men as though their pain and issues are less important than a girl's just because he doesn't have two X chromosomes.
My father was brutalized by his own father within an inch of his life when he was FOURTEEN, and my paternal aunt complains she got "the short end of the stick" simply because she was daddy's little girl instead of a strapping young man like their older brother. My mother's side of the family is incredibly sexist towards men saying "oh he's just like that because he's a man" when I'm thinking, "No, it's because you're an insecure hag that puts down your husband and son about not 'manning up' so you can feel better convince yourself you aren't scum of the earth for treating them like pack animals. And lady, if they were animals you would be arrested for animal cruelty."