While there are many debates on whether Wonder Woman is a good role model, I came to realize that not many young girls would say that their role model is Wonder Woman. As brought up in our previous class discussion, why do girls generally have long hair while boys have short hair? Along the same lines, why do boys read comic books and girls play with Barbie? The answer is this is how we are raised. When boys pick up the Barbie doll some parents get concerned. Many might say, Oh no, this is the first sign that my son might be gay." The same thing happens when girls try to play with action figures. While Wonder Woman comics are centered around a female character, many girls do not read them because they are still comics; things for boys only. So basically, many girls do not say that Wonder Woman is their role model because they do not know who she is or because they refuse to be associated with a comic book character. They stick to someone "safe" like Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus.
Wonder Woman, however, is a great role model because she is a strong character in a world full of men. Granted, she does dress provocatively. However, people like Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus both dress and act scandalously while Wonder Woman is out saving the world. Wonder Woman is also someone who has been around for generations and will continue to be known for generations while other famous people are usually only known for about one or two generations. Wonder Woman can be a great influence as she is a fictional character and will probably not get involved with any scandals or engage in criminal or other questionable behavior. Wonder Woman is a strong, independent female and she should be a role model to more young women.