Duchess Digest: Waking Up Wonder Woman
By Jill Brown
On a recent romp through late night television I happened to stumble across the movie Watchmen. I will admit right now I didn’t stick around long enough to know anything about the movie, but it did trigger a thought. In the few minutes of the scene I did watch, a superhero team of some Batman inspired capped costumed crusader and a skin-tight, latex sporting attractive woman, tag-teamed a daring rescue of innocent people from a towering inferno.
Pretty standard superhero stuff.
But it wasn’t the formulaic scene itself (nor the semi-soft core erotic scene afterward between this dynamic duo) that struck me. No, it was the idea, rather randomly about what it is men are looking for in women and what we are seeking in return. Could it be that as much as we are looking for a knight in shining armor, men could actually be looking for a superwoman of their very own? And if the perfect man doesn’t exist, than surely neither does the perfect woman.
However, there are many qualities we all want in a partner that we would be wise to develop in ourselves. It’s always said that you have to be the person you want to attract. So maybe striving for the out-of-this-world characteristics of this super lady in various ways and to healthy degrees could be beneficial for you as well. After all, if you keep learning and growing into an even more amazing wonder woman, what’s the dangerous side effect? Increased happiness and self-sufficiency? Amazing biceps and great bracelet cuff jewelry? I could live with all of that; how about you?
So let’s talk Wonder Woman. We all know this superhero from her buxom, long legged figure and her affinity for head gear and the American flag. But who created her? And what is it that makes her so special.
1)A cartoonist by the last name of Marston created Wonder Woman during WWII to represent the female contingent of patriots still at home. She was considered the feminist icon of the time and was the only female representing in the otherwise all male Justice League. You go girl.
2) She was a role model designed to share the values of the Amazon ideals (for she was from the infamous tribe of Amazon women founded by Aphrodite) of love, peace, sexual equality and strength.
So what are some ideals you can develop to become Wonder Woman in your own life?
1) Lasso of Truth: Wonder woman always had her lasso of truth and all who were bound by it were compelled to tell the truth. How are you speaking, living and expressing your truth? Integrity is one of the most desirable qualities in a partner; are you always equipped and bound to truth?
2) Indestructible Bracelets: If you are looking for a well groomed, presentable partner – how much effort are you making on that front in your own life? Taking good care of your health, your style and your grooming is important. It doesn’t mean being something you aren’t, but it does mean maximizing your specific style and making yourself and your health a priority!
3) Super Brain Power: Looking for a man who is smart, successful, financial savvy? Aren’t we all! How are you caring for your own mind right now? Learning doesn’t stop with college ladies! In a 1973 episode of Wonder Woman, she states to Aquaman, “the only thing that can surpass super strength is the power of the brain.” Develop your mental muscles by enrolling in courses, joining reading groups, or taking classes that will continue to expand your knowledge, skills and comprehension. If you’re not growing, you’re dying; so make sure you have a super sexy knowledge of the subjects important to you!
4) Obeying Aphrodite’s Law: Wonder Woman believed in the feminine ideal. The only way she could ever be stripped of her powers was if she allowed herself to be bound by a male. I think what you could learn from Aphrodite’s Law is to rejoice in and nurture your relationships with your girlfriends as greatly as you tend to your romantic relationships. Cultivate a healthy inter-dependence with the special male in your life and not an unhealthy co-dependence on them. Co-dependence would be tantamount to being chained to a male (and usually always means the downfall of a relationship anyway, because so one likes all that pressure). Make sure you are devoting time to yourself, your own personal development and your other relationships to remain the pinnacle of your own feminine ideal.
Jill Brown is a Los Angeles, California-based life coach and writer. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities and Sociology from USU and is a member of the National Association for Conflict Resolution and the Ladies Who Launch Network. She is the founder of “The Duchess Guide” a website dedicated to helping women become their most fabulous and unique selves. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, traveler and health nut. When she isn’t writing or working on Duchess, Jill loves spending all her free time with her Labrador – Betty. For more on The Duchess Guide or Jill visit: http://theduchessequation.com/
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