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Great Girdle Of Aphrodite! Jill Lepore On Wonder Woman20:24

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She's the most popular female superhero in the world....with an invisible jet.... a lasso of truth...not to mention a great pair of legs.

But the story behind the creation of Wonder Woman is even more fascinating than the character herself.

She sprung from the mind of a pioneering psychologist who invented the lie detector test, lived in a house with two mistresses....and his wife, and had a taste for bondage and radical feminism.

Great girdle of Aphrodite! What a story!


Jill Lepore, staff writer for the New Yorker, she's a professor of American History at Harvard and author of the new book The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

This segment aired on November 10, 2014.