23. She’s been a presidential candidate
Unfortunately, however, we’ve never had a President Wonder Woman. Citizenship quandaries aside, even the world of comics seems unwilling to accept the notion of a female president. However, if creator William Moulton Marston had been able to have his way, Wonder Woman would have been easily able to take the highest office in our nation.
As Marston claimed in 1937, while speaking to New York’s Harvard Club:
"The next 100 years will see the beginning of an American matriarchy – a nation of amazons in the psychological rather than the physical sense. In 500 years, there will be a serious sex battle. And in 1,000 years women will definitely rule this country"
Those are some bold claims, to be sure, but they were even more so in mid-century America. Even Marston and other early Wonder Woman writers couldn’t seem to help to put women in the roles of supportive secretaries and damsels in distress. Still, that didn’t stop at least a couple of storylines in which Wonder Woman ran for the office of President of the United States of America.
In some comics runs, Wonder Woman and other female candidates won’t get to be the president for many centuries to come, though we still hold out hope that a female U.S. President will take office in our lifetimes.