I was amazed at how it changed my life. After reading this book I decided to go back to school and get my degree, something I wanted to do for years but never did. I knew I had to make a change in my life and in less than six weeks I was a college student. Thank you Becky Due for giving me the motivation to improve myself, I never expected a book to move me like this one has. The storyline shows that every person who has experienced abuse can overcome their fears and move on with their lives. The book was well written and was full of suspense, emotion, love and hope.
This is a great book for anyone who has been abused and I especially liked how the author incorporated the PR work into the story. Rebecca is a survivor of severe abuse suffered from a former boyfriend, Roy. Rebecca was responsible for putting Roy in prison. During the time he was in prison, Rebecca has created a new life for herself with a new job and husband.
Rebecca discovers Roy has gotten out of prison and suddenly she is overwhelmed with all her old fears and insecurities. In the course of her new job, Rebecca has come in contact with a woman who lectures on women's abuse issues. Seeing her own experience reflected in the speaker's lectures, Rebecca starts to examine her own life and the values she has absorbed. The author uses this context to bring out a lot of information on abuse and how it affects women and all of society. This story allows the reader to made aware of the abuse of women and how it is tolerated and even encouraged in our society.
It makes the reader question why it exists and what can be done about it.
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It tells of Rebecca's life of being abused by a past boyfriend Roy. She is happily married to a wonderful man and is a rich lady with everything she could ever want, but, she can never forget what happened to her a few years back. She started dating Roy because her boss set her up with a friend, but sometimes he would be nice and then sometimes see, like a different person.
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When she decided to break it off with him she had no idea of the man she was dealing with. Her outfit was redesigned by Jim Lee and included a redesigned emblem, a golden and red top, black pants, and a later discontinued blue-black jacket. During a flashback in Vol. Another major outfit change for Wonder Woman came about as part of DC Comics' relaunch of its entire line of publications, The New The character's original one-piece outfit was restored, although the color combination of red and blue was changed to dark red and blue-black.
Her chest-plate, belt and tiara were also changed from gold to a platinum or sterling silver color. Along with her sword, she now also utilizes a shield. She wears many accessories such as arm and neck jewelry styled as the "WW" motif. Her outfit is no longer made of fabric, as it now resembles a type of light, flexible body armor. Her boots are now a very dark blue rather than red. The design previously included black trousers, but they were removed and the one-piece look was restored during the time of publication.
After the events of the storyline Convergence , Diana gets a new armored suit with the classic armor and tiara returning. This outfit is a red bustier with a gold eagle, a blue leather skirt with gold edges with two stars, and knee-high red boots with gold knee guards and accents. Her tiara once again is gold with a red star. She occasionally wears a red cape with a gold clasp and edges.
Her tiara's signature star symbol is now an eight pointed starburst. According to designer Lindy Hemming and director Patty Jenkins , every design decision made for Themyscira came down to the same question: "How would I want to live that's badass? It should be different. It should be authentic and real I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be sexy, hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time That makes them feel like the hero they want to be.
And my hero, in my head, has really long legs. The Pre-Crisis version of the invisible plane was a necessity because before Crisis on Infinite Earths rewrote Wonder Woman's history — along with the histories of many other heroes — Wonder Woman could not fly.
She grew increasingly powerful during and after the Silver Age of Comic Books , acquiring the power to ride wind currents and imitate flight over short distances. This had limitations, however; for example, if there was no wind and the air was completely still she would be trapped on the ground or if dropped from a distance that she would helplessly fall out of control to the ground.
Though this meant that she would rely on the invisible plane less frequently, she always had need of it. She created it to be an improvement on her mother's planes which would be shot down in Man's World. The result of her innovation was an invisible plane that could fly at terrific speeds silently and not be detected by hostile forces.
Initially, it was portrayed as being transparent. Wonder Woman is seen storing the plane at an abandoned farm near Washington, D. Prince and changes clothes in some of the earliest tales. Though never explicitly stated, the Plane is presumably stored there when not in use for the rest of the Pre-Crisis era. Shortly thereafter, Wonder Woman is shown being able to summon it with her tiara, have it hover by the War Department, and extend from it a rope ladder with which she could board it.
She uses the plane to fly into outer space, and frequently transports Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls, Steve Trevor , and others. During the s, the plane becomes a jet, and is often shown swooping over Lt. Prince's office; she strips out of her uniform at super speed and bounds to the plane. Though the Plane was depicted as semi-transparent for the reader's convenience, in-story dialogue indicated that it actually was completely invisible, or at least able to become so as the need arose.
Wonder Woman continued to use the plane for super speed, outer space, and multi-dimensional transport up until the unpowered era of Diana Prince. When Wonder Woman resumed superpowered, costumed operations in , she continued to use the jet as before, but did glide on air currents for short distances. At one point, Aphrodite granted the plane the power to fly faster than the speed of light for any interstellar voyages her champion might undertake. It got along especially well with Steve Trevor. Diana's bulletproof bracelets were formed from the remnants of Athena 's legendary shield, the Aegis , to be awarded to her champion.
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The shield was made from the indestructible hide of the great she-goat, Amalthea , who suckled Zeus as an infant. These forearm guards have thus far proven NIGH-indestructible the Omega Beams of Grail have proven able to shatter them , and are able to absorb the impact of incoming attacks, allowing Wonder Woman to deflect automatic weapon fire and energy blasts. Zeus explained to her that this power had been contained within the bracelets since their creation, because they were once part of the Aegis, and that he had only recently unlocked it for her use.
Each sword, marked with a red star, takes shape from a flash of lightning, and when Wonder Woman is done with them, the swords disappear, supposedly, back into her bracelets. As such, she has produced other weapons from the bracelets in this way such as a bow that fires explosive arrows, spears and energy bolts among others. The inspiration to give Diana bracelets came from the pair of bracelets worn by Olive Byrne, creator William Moulton Marston's research assistant and lover.
The Greeks put them in chains of the Hitler type, beat them, and made them work like horses in the fields. Aphrodite, goddess of love, finally freed these unhappy girls. But she laid down the rule "Aphrodite's Law" that they must never surrender to a man for any reason.
I know of no better advice to give modern day women than this rule that Aphrodite gave the Amazon girls.
It compels all beings who come into contact with it to tell the absolute truth and is virtually indestructible;  in Identity Crisis , Green Arrow mistakenly describes it as "the only lie detector designed by Zeus. Diana occasionally uses additional weaponry in formal battle, such as ceremonial golden armour with golden wings, pteruges , chestplate, and golden helmet in the shape of an eagle's head.
She possesses a magical sword forged by Hephaestus that is sharp enough to cut the electrons off an atom. As early as the s,  Wonder Woman's tiara has also been used as a razor-edged throwing weapon, returning to her like a boomerang. As a temporary inductee into the Star Sapphires , Wonder Woman gained access to the violet power ring of love.
This ring allowed her to alter her costume at will, create solid-light energy constructs, and reveal a person's true love to them. She was able to combine the energy with her lasso to enhance its ability. Since her comic book debut in December , Wonder Woman has appeared in a number of adaptations. These formats include television shows, video games, and films. Wonder Woman has made multiple appearances in television, including the made-for-television film Wonder Woman , and most notably Hanna-Barbera's long-running animated series Super Friends as well as the s live-action show Wonder Woman.
Although created to be a positive role-model and a strong female character for girls and boys,  Wonder Woman has had to deal with the misogyny that was commonplace in comic book industry for decades. This roster included the original Flash and Green Lantern. Wonder Woman was an experienced leader and easily the most powerful of them all; yet was rendered a secretary.
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This would also be accompanied with her losing her powers or getting captured on most Justice League adventures. Stories frequently featured Wonder Woman hoping or imagining what it would be like to marry Steve Trevor. Wonder Woman was named the 20th greatest comic book character by Empire magazine. Not all reaction to Wonder Woman has been positive. In the controversial Seduction of the Innocent , psychiatrist Fredric Wertham claimed Wonder Woman's strength and independence made her a lesbian in a condemning way.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem , founder of Ms. Offended that the most famous female superhero had been depowered into a boyfriend-obsessed damsel in distress , Steinem placed Wonder Woman in costume on the cover of the first issue of Ms. John Grisham. The Last. Hanna Jameson. Run Away. Harlan Coben. The Man Who Didn't Call.
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