"If the prospect of living in a world where trying to respect the basic rights of those around you and valuing each other simply because we exist are such daunting, impossible tasks that only a super-hero born of royalty can address them... then what sort of world are we left with?"
I am outraged about this.
I am overwhelmed and grief stricken on a daily basis ~ about news such as this.
And closer to home ~ I want to know why things like this still happen.
I don't have all the answers. The root causes of violence against women, war in the middle east (or war, in general) are equally disturbing and complex. So some days, when I am overwhelmed with the ugly side of our world - I think that only a superhero could manage to get us out of this mess.
Wonder Woman is an Amazon (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and was created by William Moulton Marston as a "distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men.'" Her powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She uses her Lasso of Truth (which forces those bound by it to tell the truth), a pair of indestructible bracelets, and an invisible airplane. (Source: Wikipedia)
Rock on Wonder Woman.
If you want to rock with her ~ check this out (and wait for it - it gets better about 1:30):