No Man's Land - The Wonder of Women
"We have a mission! We can't save everyone in this war! It's not what we are here to do!"So, Wonder Woman came out! And I was very, very hesitant to see it because I usually hate how strong women are portrayed. But Wonder Woman was excellent! If I could take only one scene from Wonder Woman, it is the scene titled No Man's Land. If you have seen the movie, well, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen the movie yet, trust me, you'll know the scene.
"You're right. But it's what I am going to do!"
Diana - a woman raised to be a strong, powerful, and confident warrior - is seeing war for the first time. She doesn't understand how men can be so cruel, so vicious, and so heartless. She has a mission: Get to the front lines, stop the biological attack that is about to occur. But when she hears of the village just beyond enemy lines that is full of slaughter and slavery, she cannot just stand by. She sees that normal men are making no advances, they are barely creeping by inch by inch.
And she knows that she can make a difference. She, an Amazon, created to be the bringers and protectors of peace. She, a Woman in a world of men. She, a being that cannot turn back on the call of her heart. So, she climbs out of the trenches and walks boldly, bravely, confidently into enemy fire. It's the iconic reveal of her costume, and, I would dare to say, the iconic reveal of who she is.
"If you choose to leave, you may never return."She isn't one to stand aside and let the world continue to just take it's toll. She sees a place she can do good, so she goes and does it. She doesn't worry about herself. She sees that she was made to be greater than the general man. She was created Amazon - a Woman with a Sacred Duty to make the world a better place.
"Who will I be if I stay?"
And that is her strength. Not her training. Not her heritage. Her heart. She doesn't let anyone tell her what to do. She believes in herself and changes the course of the war. All the other Superheroes have cities they help: Batman has Gotham, Superman has Metropolis, Arrow has Starling City.... but Wonder Woman? She plans to save the world.
This movie celebrates the power of woman - in all the best ways. She never puts down men, but she recognizes that she, as a woman, has a sacred duty to make men better than they can be alone. And this is the call of woman - to bring out the best in men. To do the things that they are not made to do. To think with our hearts above our minds. To be the heart of the world. We feel things stronger, we feel things deeper. But that isn't our weakness. That is our strength.
"To a great extend the level of any civilization is the level of it's womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, and goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of it's women." ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen