BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy by Lewis Call (auth.)

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Marston wanted to teach people that “there is a norm of psycho-neural behaviour, not dependent in any way upon what their neighbours are doing, or upon what they think their neighbours want them to do” (Marston 1928: 391). So Marston’s work represents a dramatic attempt to expand the category of the normal to include a variety of erotic perspectives and behaviors which would otherwise be marginalized. Marston continued to develop and expand his theory of erotic DS during the 1930s. By now he refused to confine himself to the scholarly literature.

In other words, he did believe in the existence of “natural” masculine and feminine traits. Yet he never claimed that these traits would compel men or women to occupy specific, predetermined positions within the structure of erotic power. : 95). Marston’s views thus appear to be utopian in both the negative and the positive sense: naïve and unrealistic on the one hand, yet also sincere in their boldness, their innovation, and their desire to achieve a kind of erotic liberation. Molly Rhodes has argued compellingly that Marston was attempting nothing less than “a scientific normalization of the dominatrix”; she correctly identifies Submitting to a Loving Mistress 31 this as a “deviant move” in a psychological culture which condemned non-reproductive sex in general and BDSM specifically (2000: 102).

Diana is submissive to these goddesses: she is bound by their values and ideals. This gives her the necessary perspective to use her new-found power responsibly. As always, Diana resembles a typical American kinkster. Brame et al. note that “some dominants experiment with submission to gain insight into the submissive experience. This is called starting from the bottom” (1993: 79; see also Beckmann 2004: 203). ” (Marston and Peter 1942/1998: 100). From that moment on, Wonder Woman’s foes would find that they could never keep their plans secret from the Amazon princess.

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