Fascinating discussion. No really. It's interesting to me that women will flock to 300 or watch Conan the Barbarian (no not the late night host!) and be perfectly content with tights and skimpy costumes. Put a hot outfit on a smart, crime solving, aggressive, empowered woman like Linda Carter and all hell breaks loose. Just for the record, this was all happening at the time that you had two bumbling fool males acting as shills for Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie! Given the time period and context i would have much rather had Wonder Woman representing me as a woman than Darren representing me as a man (no dagwood jokes please - maybe i am just bitter because of the namesake!)
On a side note, Wonder Woman did provide me with a great pick up line several years ago when i went up to a girl in Starbucks and said, "Has anyone ever told you you look like Wonder Woman?" Turns out she gets that a lot and responded "You mean Linda Carter?" Not being as familiar with the name of the actress who played my childhood fantasy i proceeded to argue, "No, i don't think that was her name". At any rate, from that encounter we forged a wonderful and crazy making relationship that my brother described at one point as being Shakespearean. Fresh out of a divorce it was a true school of hard knocks and good, bad, or indifferent... we did become very dear friends. In a sappier moment i even wrote her a poem.
Who knew when I hung that poster on the wall
That the teenage boys infatuation with the eyes of wonder
Would submerge itself, buried deep beneath the struggle
Only to resurface one day in an irregular coffee shop
Providing an opening line which would lead me to you
I included a picture from happier times so you can judge for yourself any resemblance.