Cooper 1 Carl Cooper Dr. Corner Focused Inquiry II 28 September 2015 The article I chose to compare “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” is an article called “Women, Stop Submitting to Men” by Russell Moore. In this article, Moore is telling women to stop following the traditional gender roles and submitting to men as assumed by society. He mentions that in our modern culture, women are pressured to submit to men. He cites this as the reason why women are consumed by what men think of them. He also cites this as the reason that women are defined on the basis of sexual attractiveness. He says that although there is some female empowerment in modern day society, it is almost rendered useless by men seeing women as “objects”. He mentions how it isn’t really an advance for women when the average high school male has seen images of women sexually exploited on the internet. Are we really empowering women when restaurants allow you to pay to stare at a woman in a tight t shirt while you eat your chicken wings, he says. How is it that an ugly woman will ever obtain power or celebrity status in our current society’s state, he says. To sum up the article, he tells women that they owe no submission to men and that women shouldn’t be defined by men and that all women are beautiful regardless of how men view them. This article ties in really well with “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” because in the book Marston’s women essentially “serve” him and “submit” to him. Marston essentially sat around doing nothing for a long period of time while Elizabeth Holloway made the money and Olive Byrne looked after the children. Although he was a very strong advocate for feminism, his Cooper 2 message isn’t as strong with the way he views women. He says he views women as strongest when they’re submissive. In the book he says “Women enjoy submission – being bound” and that women should submit to domination as part of her “moral education” and as “the only hope for peace”. This goes back to what the article said about although there is definitely some female empowerment in the modern age, saying that women should be submissive to men is like a step backwards as far as empowerment goes. Instead of Marston’s women being seen equal to him, as a feminist would want, they were seen as servants to him. This too is seen in modern day society. Too often in today’s society we see women just submitting and serving men, which is a certain step backwards for feminism. In conclusion, if we really want to empowerment of women to grow, they should not be so quick to submit to men. Instead, both parties should make sacrifices instead of just one.