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For boys, Wonder Woman is a frightening image. For girls she is a morbid ideal. Where Batman is anti-feminine, the attractive Wonder Woman and her counterparts are definitely anti-masculine.
The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious.
Robin is a handsome ephebic boy, usually shown in his uniform with bare legs. He is buoyant with energy and devoted to nothing on earth or in interplanetary space as much as to Bruce Wayne. He often stands with his legs spread, the genital region discreetly evident.
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March 20, 1895
November 18, 1981
Fredric Wertham was a German-educated American psychiatrist and crusading author who protested the purportedly harmful effects of violent imagery in mass media and comic books on the development of children.
Seduction of the Innocent (1954)
The show of violence (1949)
The circle of guilt (1956)
The World of Fanzines (1973)
The German euthanasia program (1977)
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