Lynda Carter was Wonder Woman, and vice versa. Wonder Woman aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979, and it made Lynda Carter a cultural icon. Those were turbulent times, the 1970’s, with the Vietnam War coming to its conclusion. The Equal Rights Movement was in full force. Roe v. Wade (1973) gave women the right to a safe and legal abortion, although if a woman wants to get a safe illegal abortion I say that should be her right too. Just stay safe ladies, that’s all I ask. Could you do that for me? Pinky swear?…. Whicheverways, ABC smelt the emotional bouillabaisse that was a brewing in the proverbial witch’s cauldron. They said, “You know what? Americas feeling kind of angry, and the dickless people are acting like a bunch of dicks. What if we made a show about an American super lady superhero who fights crime and we show the world that ABC is the network that says, Hey sexy smart beautiful sexy lady babies, we know what you’ talkin’ ’bout! You’ve been oppressed for too long and it’s time a woman shows the world what she’s capable of when given some spandex, a lasso, and an invisible plane.” ABC must have really loved America.


Or maybe they just loved boobs.

8 responses »

  1. Gillian Colbert says:

    I wanted to be WW when I was a kid. She was my idol!

  2. clownonfire says:

    As a very young kid, Wonder Woman was my first crush, right after my mom.

    • billmcmorrow says:

      Hahaha, I vaguely remember dumping my mother whilst waiting for Wonder Woman to be my girlfriend. In retrospect it was a hasty move on my part. Thanks for checking it out.

  3. Smaktakula says:

    As you so correctly summed in your closing argument, Lynda Carter had two things working for her.

  4. mdprincing says:

    she intrigued me too
    http://mdprincing.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/why-not-super-woman/

    I often wonder about super heroes and have written other pieces of my wondering mind

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