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little kon-el

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Subj: That is, if you believe, that sexuality is a carnal failing and not an expression of love...
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 at 11:40:30 pm EDT (Viewed 321 times)
Reply Subj: Re: C'mon...it makes the most sense...
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 at 07:44:11 pm EDT (Viewed 11 times)

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Actually, it doesn't make sense at all. If the women on Paradise Island were once part of man's world, and that seems to have been the consistent portrayal, then most of the Amazons are heterosexual. Since, homosexuality runs at about 10% in the broader population. Because the Amazons were granted immortality, and existence apart from men, the implication is that part of the enchantment involves taking all sexual feelings away from the Amazons, to make eternal life apart from men bearable. Diana is the exception, since she was created much later, from her mother's great desire to have a child. But not a husband. The Amazons aren't homosexual, or bisexual. They're non-sexual, in the pursuit of a higher existence. Carnality is a male failing, in their eyes. Diana wasn't part of the original enchantment, so she's unaffected. Any love she has for her sisters is a platonic, familial love. And any portrayal of Diana or the Amazons as lesbian is more to excite young, rapacious males on the one hand, and satisfy the demands of the SJWs on the other. But, logical sense? No, not at all.

We are talking about women who follow the Greek Gods and have a specifically greek outlook. The greeks did have Thiasoi in Lesbos where you had women learning of art and culture through other women, as well as lovemaking. You had Sparta that believed in female to female relationships as a form of sport and athletics. In Plato's symposium, he does talk about "women who do not care for relations with men. Even in Amazon culture, you had a vase depicting a female huntress giving a love gift to the queen of the Amazons.

Check out the link I provided. There's also Perez giving us the rundown on homosexuality, masturbation and divinity as it pertains to Amazons, in a specifically roundabout way.

I believe tehre's enough background for Wonder Woman to have had relations with a woman, considering her greek cultural background. Also, homosexuality wasn't really a thing in ancient greek culture...it was just a part of life, which is probably how Wonder Woman sees it: It does not matter if she loves a man or a woman, just that she loves.

That reading to me is better than Diana not being attracted or loving other people until Steve. That part always felt wrong to me...too Lilo from 5th Element to be interesting.

- l.k.

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