The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

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The man behind the most popular female comic book hero of all time, Wonder Woman, had a secret past: Creator William Moulton Marston had a wife — and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly lived together in Rye, N.Y. And the best part? Marston was also the creator of the lie detector. Harvard professor and New Yorker contributor Jill Lepore reveals this and other surprising details about Marston in the new book The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

Never realized the full complexity of the imagery around Wonder Woman until I heard this awesome interview – definitely worth a listen!