Wonder Woman

Sat, Jun. 10th, 2017 06:11 pm
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The linked article contains some spoilers for the film

The Wonder Woman Movie's Treatment of Disability, by Carly


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Date: 2017-06-11 12:35 am (UTC)
tiamatschild: Painting of a woman resting on a bridge railing - she has a laundry bag beside her (Default)
From: [personal profile] tiamatschild
...oh. I haven't seen the film yet but that's really disappointing. In kind of a lot of ways.

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Date: 2017-06-11 03:10 am (UTC)
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I saw the movie last Tuesday, and was expecting to love it to the ends of the earth, given the general response I've seen elsewhere. I did enjoy it, but it didn't live up to expectations. I haven't teased out every root of my reaction yet, but this is probably part of why.

Another part: The absolute dearth of fat and/or amputee/otherwise disabled Amazons. Surely someone lost an arm or a leg at some point in their* fighting career and then kept going? Surely scarration (though a welcome sight) is not the only visible result of combat? And surely it would sometimes happen in less convenient places than the outside part of a shoulder muscle and somehow leaving no impact on mobility?

I mean, I enjoyed it, to be certain, but I definitely would've enjoyed it more if there was more body diversity among the Amazons.

More on Doctor Maru: I mean, I loved that we had at least one female villain of the three, because there needs to be room for women to be villains as well as heroes, but given that she's also the primary (only?) disability rep in the entire movie, well. Better choices have been made. And I'm pretty sure that there's some more significance to the fact that it was Maru's face that was affected, especially given how much weight society puts on a woman's appearance, that I'm not able to take apart properly.

* Leaving room for the possibility of nonbinary Amazons here.
Edited Date: 2017-06-11 03:11 am (UTC)

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Date: 2017-06-11 03:21 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Oh, *headdesk*. I'm glad I read the spoilers before seeing it, because it would have been infuriating to be hit by the realisation mid-film.

When will film-makers accept that disability is not sinister.

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