Let’s play a game of “six degrees of separation.” I’m going to link Wonder Woman to one of the leaders of the birth control movement from the turn of last century, Margaret Sanger. Yes, that Margaret Sanger; the same woman who coined the words “birth control” and opened the first birth control clinic in 1916. Not only am I going to link the most popular superheroine of all time to Sanger, but I’m going to do it in two legitimate steps.


Ready? Here goes:

Wonder Woman was created by lawyer/psychologist/writer William Moulton Marston, who had what can only be described as a life-long, live-in relationship with one of his former students, Olive Byrne, whose aunt was – that’s right. Margaret Sanger.

History is so underrated, and not nearly as boring as you think.

Head on over to themarysue.com to read the rest of my article:  Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman Is Much More “The Secret History Of William Moulton Marston”

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