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Tuesday, May 05, 2009


"The only hope for peace is to teach people who are full of pep and unbound force to enjoy being bound... Only when the control of self by others is more pleasant than the unbound assertion of self in human relationships can we hope for stable, peaceful human society."

-William Moulton Marston, creator of Wonder Woman, polyamorist, and alleged real-life bondage-freak.

According to Dr. Frederic Wertham's infamous anti-comic book treatise, SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT (1954), the artists who created comic books intentionally filled the pages with hidden illicit imagery and morally questionable content, thereby corrupting young readers and sending them down a path to inevitable delinquency. Among other postulations, Wertham proposed that Superman was the ultimate fascistic power fantasy, Batman and Robin embodied a homosexual fantasy of a grown man and an underage boy living together in a socially unacceptable manner, and that Wonder Woman offered up the lesbian analog to the aforementioned homo rompery.

Well lemme tell ya, the Wonder Woman comics may not have been as sapphically oriented as Wertham suggested, but the early years of that strip were positively bursting at the seams with blatantly up-front S&M imagery; bondage with chains or rope are a commonly recurring theme, along with much discussion of submission and dominance, and all manner of strange spanking scenarios. And speaking of which, here's perhaps the single strangest spanking image I've ever seen in an old school Wonder Woman comic:

And check out Diana's face; she's totally digging being disciplined with a hairbrush by legendary salad-dodger/proto-diesel dyke Etta Candy, in front of an audience of babies! What the fuck is going on here???

Anyway, here's a small gallery of bondage tomfoolery with everybody's favorite Amazon princess.

And you've just gotta love this one. Lynda Carter in full regalia, tied up, and by Nazis, no less!

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