“Diana’s moment of conception is based in a period of feminism that is absurd in 2010. It’s absurd to look at Wonder Woman from 1950 and say, “That’s feminist.” It’s not! Feminism, because of the societal things we’ve talked about, is an evolving concept. Diana’s tied to that, and part of the problem is because that is so knotty a problem, most writers run away from it. They don’t even want to touch it. They say, she’s not political. She’s supposed to be political! She wears thigh-high bondage boots, a bustier, and that’s not a lasso – that’s a whip. It’s not a lasso, guys! And these are called the manacles of submission. Talk about loading a character with as many problematic things as you can. So you either run away from it, or you run towards it. You either acknowledge it, or you don’t. I think that’s number one.
I think number two is that a lot of the guys who have written her don’t like her; they just want to f—k her.”
“I’m not in the ‘gold-digger bitch’ camp. I think Lois is amazing and it comes down to portrayal. She’s the woman that Superman falls in love with- think about who that woman has to be. It’s not the most beautiful person in the world, but that’s somebody who can so shake his view and once again - I have to quote Waid - and ‘surprise’ Superman. This is a man who can fly around the planet and for Lois to do or say something that sets him on his ear - this is a guy who’s seen wonders we’ll never see and Lois is to him, one of those wonders. The biggest thing that gets me, and one of the reasons that Lois gets tarred with the ‘bitch’ appellation, is that we assume rightly that Clark would be attracted to a woman who is strong, passionate and capable. But those very positive traits can be portrayed - if you’re not careful - as very negative things, especially when issues of gender get involved. It’s very easy to go from strong and outspoken woman to ‘bitch.’ A lot of that’s societal, there’s a sexism involved that allows that kind of self-confidence can be read as arrogance. Consequently, that’s one of the landmines you have to dodge when you work with Lois, but I don’t mind - she fascinates me. I actually think that one of the reasons that Lois is there, one of the secret brilliances of Siegel & Schuster’s work whether or not it was intentional, is that we see not only as a love interest for Clark, but through Lois we see the wonder of Superman.”
On Wonder Woman and Superman:
“They’re friends. They have the potential to be very close friends given what’s going on at any given moment, but they’re also exceptionally busy people. But the implication that there’s something romantic going on or that something romantic should be going on is something I don’t like. It pisses me off and I think it’s unfair to both characters, particularly Diana…. Number one, I don’t like the fact that there seems to be a need to partner them up. While sexual tension factors into almost every relationship between women and men in some way shape or form, we’re not heroes, we’re not these guys. I think Diana and Kal are buddies, good friends and they’ll be there for each other when they need each other. But it’s not romantically viable and I really don’t like it. I think it says bad things about both the characters and at the end of the day, I don’t think it is wisely done. Look at it this way, it takes killing Lois in ‘Kingdom Come’ for any relationship between them to really blossom. Miller did the same thing [in ‘Dark Knight Strikes Again’]. You really have to get Lois out of the equation in such a way that she’s never coming back, it’s not like ‘we’re having difficulty.’ Neither of them- Diana or Kal- would risk the damage that could be done to their friendship and that’s if we even entertain this idea or the impropriety of it. I honestly don’t think they consider it. I don’t think Superman looks at her and thinks, ‘hey, if I wasn’t hooked up…’ or Diana looks at him, thinking, ‘If only Lois was out of the way…’ That’s not what happens! That’s not how they interact! “
Greg Rucka talking about the two most famous women of DC Comics—-Wonder Woman and Lois Lane.
Found the quotes I was looking for, and it was Greg Rucka who said it, not Jeph Loeb like I first thought, but whatever. Anyway, given today’s news, I think reblogging this is worthwhile.