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Maybe that accounted for my wanting more passion and a few more zealous hand jabs. This third time out, however, the Governor delivers. She remains an elegant and cool ambassador; never once does she use that old label, sexism. But she gets in some good zingers. And she minces no words for what is needed: revolution. This time she emotes and argues and chats and gossips and asks frank and thoughtful questions of a surprising range of eloquent women and men. They grant us memorable answers and some very smart strategies. Her work brings us a life-time of research and experience.
She remains the grand dame of politics for the benefit of women and families; a believer in government by and of and for all of the people—half of them female and nearly a quarter of them children. Families and U. She has run out of patience. Early in the introduction she writes about the unprecedented pressures that make family and work an easily-tipped balancing act for American parents.
These are gut economic issues. Yes, she means bucks. Kunin says this to a nation she describes competing in a global marketplace against workers in over a other nations with strong work support programs: job flexibility, family leave insurance, early education excellence and affordable childcare. Our working families run a handicapped race, she argues, forced to pass their children back and forth like balls in play, convinced by our culture that they are in this economic race alone. This is good neither for workers nor business and certainly not good for developing human capital, our children, and our economic future.
Investing in struggling families would not only increase the available talent pool for American business, it would enable women to participate more widely in leadership. She cites numerous studies and numerous financial allies who gained greater economic success with more diversity. Kunin draws on many business leaders, as well as academics and international experts. She goes behind the political action of small American successes in California, Washington and New Jersey to discover methods for winning what I would have believed unwinnable.
Building coalitions of more than the usual suspects, her sources inform. She aims at bipartisan support and even bridges the divide between conservative evangelicals and feminists. Her approach doggedly seeks knowledge of what has worked and of what might possibly succeed. Early on, she writes this. In other words, they grant foreign employees extended paid parental leave, remaining quite profitable, while at the same time they exclude their own American workers. Here whenever a baby is born, parents are forced to punt, out of their own savings, and get back to work as soon as possible, baby be damned.
Undervalued children become expensive adults. She cites a Dept. The study found that 75 percent of them would not be fit to serve as privates in the Army. The three most common reasons for their unfitness was failure to graduate from high school, a criminal record, and physical unfitness, most often obesity. By contrast, exactly the kind of quality childcare services most American families cannot find—especially at affordable rates—are already being provided to , lucky American children and their families. Twenty years ago, 70 percent of their facilities were cited for fire and safety hazards.
Today a full 98 percent are top-rate licensed education centers for children six-weeks-old to This licensure rate with a raft of standards compares to 8 percent for private daycare. The centers also provide good-paying jobs, not minimum wage ones, with benefits for educators well-trained in child development. Good jobs for early childcare educators not only assure job-readiness for an important workforce, but better assure a smart and ready future.
It would make equally good economic sense for other sectors in our country. Women worked differently, we said, and Kunin demonstrated this in her priorities, not only naming an unprecedented number of women, but expecting her whole team to collaborate, more than jockey for power, as she coordinated government departments in new ways. Kunin discusses this candidly in her book. For her, politics was not the same old warfare, but something more inclusive and systemic. We thought this a female trait.
But Kunin says now that women alone can never create the needed change.
She remembers her own political mentor, the surprising Emory Hebard, a conservative Republican who first gave her a chance. And in that same spirit, she calls on young fathers and grandparents, business owners, financiers, churchgoers and governors to become more conscious and join in a similar collaboration—giving another kind of chance.
This one is for young American families and their potential for productive, innovative work. All of us have a country and an economy at stake in this book.
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The great feminist Andrea Dworkin put it this way in As the financial fog begins to lift on the fraud and gobbledygook of economic Wall Street and Washington, it feels a little like walking in uninvited on a jack-ass frat party. You actually do that?! How can anyone be so stupid??!! But if you ask me whether Long-Term Capital Management would have blown up if there were more women involved in the decision-making process? Kolhatkar also talked to Joe Herbert, a neuroscientist who studies finance at Cambridge University.
Anyone who studied neurobiology would have predicted disaster. The question is what to do about the reeking mess left behind. How do we prevent another monetary jack-ass crisis? Growing numbers of critics agree we cannot continue to do more of the same. But how can women make a difference? Financial headlines in September sounded an alarm about the small ranks of women in high places shrinking even further. Nor do Washington women fare better.
Elizabeth Warren, head of FDIC who expected to be placed at the head of the new consumer protection agency she designed, instead got run out of town. Overly influenced by a testosterone-ruled Wall Street, Washington appears too polarized to work and too moneyed to represent most women. It is hard to discover how many women number among the protestors, but clearly many are reaching for change. See Occupy sidebar. While protests happen, real economic solutions for preventing another crisis are being offered by two unlikely women, neither of them economists: lawyer Ellen Brown of California and city planner Gwendolyn Hallsmith of Montpelier, Vermont.
Both women propose creative and local solutions, which are exactly the kind of economics that women can most easily access.
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Their ideas promise a common meeting place closer to home, and big economic changes that could provide greater security and a role for revitalizing state democracies. Instead, a global system of central banks like our privately owned Federal Reserve trade in government bonds with global investment banks. Banks also create dollars when they loan to businesses, mortgagees, states or municipalities. Dollars are created by banks and backed by the Fed — but only through debt. The Fed would argue this is a good thing. The result is that each dollar of original equity has been leveraged not to nine times its original value, as in traditional banking, but to 70 times or even more.
Both Brown and Hallsmith argue this financial gaming has little to do with the real economy where you and I live. Money based on leveraged air creates a currency and financial debt-products, essentially a pile of IOUs. Everyone must pay the principal and somehow find added interest. This demands the economy constantly grow until it collapses.
Periodic crashes are inevitable with this kind of scheme. Numbers grow exponentially without limit, yet the planet and human beings cannot. Ellen Brown had written a number of books about health before she wrote about our money system. Confronting a corporate healthcare industry seeking profits introduced her to economic realities here in the U. She envisions a more immediate way to circumvent debt.
In , she founded the Public Banking Institute. Its goal is to persuade states to better utilize the existing banking system for the public good. During her research, Brown had discovered a surprising exception to the rule of Wall Street. The nation has only one state-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota BND , founded in , about the time when the Wizard of Oz and monetary issues were both popular. What difference exactly? The only state in the union to maintain a continuous budget surplus since the Wall Street crisis is North Dakota.
But the conservative justification for a state-owned bank is that it preserves state sovereignty, allowing the state to be independent of Wall Street and the Feds. The BND is not a business competitor of the local banks but partners with them, helping with capital and liquidity requirements. It participates in loans, provides guarantees, and acts as a sort of mini-Fed for the state.
Brown explains. The BND also furnishes a credit line to the state itself, one that is effectively interest-free, since the state owns the bank. Typically, credit lines get extended in times of emergency or whenever state department budgets or municipalities face unforeseen circumstances. Such a network, she says, would act in the public interest to stabilize credit crises like our current one. It would also resist asset devaluations, build infrastructure, and fund expansion of critical industrial-productivity capacity — most importantly, education and local jobs, which could be adopted as bank mandates.
Her most recent research examines a network of state and municipal public banks in Germany. These were created in the shadow of post-World War II economic devastation and are credited with helping Germany make its remarkable recovery. In , while the rest of Europe staggered, Germany reported a 3. Its exports led the world until , when China population 1.
How was Germany able to do this? A California State Bank in the public interest would have huge influence nationally. Commissions are where ideas go to die. You can learn more about public banking and legislative developments, and imagine its potential for the people of Vermont, at www. Gwendolyn Hallsmith of Montpelier has worked on environmental and sustainability issues for more than 20 years.
At their core is the idea that systems can either integrate or disintegrate communities unaware of their power. Hallsmith had long struggled to understand economics in her sustainability work. She came to see it as a global system only recently, while living and working overseas. We were working closely in neighborhoods and the woman next door saw her pension — which had been enough to cover her rent and her heat and her food — become enough for a loaf of bread. It was devastating. She met her co-author for this work, the Belgian economist who helped create the Euro, Bernard Lietaer, when organizing a national sustainability conference.
Lietaer objected to an imposition of a minute time-limit on his talk; it would take him much longer to explain why our monetary system cannot help but undermine sustainability. Hallsmith later asked if he would explain it to her. Then he proposed she commit to monthly hour-long phone conversations for at least six months. She agreed. Lietaer recently told me he believes women will be key actors in redesigning a more livable economy. Women can change it. It was during those mentoring sessions with Lietaer that Gwen learned about money creation.
Wealth, they explain, can be created locally by developing and supporting real resources, such as small business systems, energy systems and food systems in communities, by setting up asset exchanges, electronically tracked.
Small businesses invest in products or services, yet when a sale occurs, payment from a vendor may not come for 90 days. C3s utilize invoices, insured and tracked by a bank, as cash. The invoices can be converted to dollars whenever needed, but a supply chain paid by this currency need not wait for payment. This creates money without debt, rewarding small business initiatives. Uruguay and Brazil are already successfully using C3s; recently Uruguay even moved to accept C3s as payment of taxes. The WIR enables businesses to freely exchange goods and services, helping each other to thrive, instead of only competing.
Creating Wealth is not an easy read from cover to cover, but its ideas can be sampled depending on your interests. Each area seems well supported by real community endeavors put into practice by Hallsmith and others. The authors discuss food currencies to support local food production and farmers, an arts currency to underwrite creative endeavors and even an educational exchange that enables young students to gain money for college tuition through tutoring younger students.
Hallsmith, whose father is an enthusiastic new member, points out that time currencies supply difficult-to-value human connections that people need to be healthy and happy. The underlying philosophy here counts people as assets and assumes everyone has something to offer. It redefines caring work as beyond price and still values reciprocity. Hallsmith has succeeded by valuing networks and helping others to understand systems. Most recently she has put together a monetary policy group for Vermont intended to develop concrete recommendations for Governor Shumlin and the legislature.
The committee, which includes a legislator and well-known business leaders, will explore state banking in the public interest; complementary currencies that Vermont communities might be wise to develop; the possibility of moving deposits to local Vermont banks; and financial innovations successfully used in other strapped states. Hallsmith takes the crisis in our monetary system seriously.
Onion River Exchange, Montpelier www. October 17, in Uncategorized Leave a comment. Here I was, hoping this economy might end up being murdered with an axe. But it appears an unrepentant U. America, we need to further commodify our children! This idea may be the secret to families at last gaining a little ground in a capitalist nation.
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Our current economic system maintains an old 19 th century myth. It continues to separate the private realm from the public realm, as if there should be a wall between them. What do I mean? This economy faithfully separates our sacred families from the profanity of commerce, the better to avoid sullying the one thing remaining holy: our families and homes. You know, the same American homes that were sold around the world in derivatives because our financial system was betting against them.
Only the fittest could survive there. Economic victories went to the strongest and the meanest. Created by God to be mothers and home-makers, women might be oft-pregnant nurturers birth control would land you in jail , yet she must remain morally impregnable. Far removed from the vile economy, women provided a safe haven for the harried worker whenever he came home.
Here the children could receive proper moral guidance and social enrichment. Yet the domestic sphere of the USA remains stolidly separate from the commercial realm, operated by pure-hearted volunteerism. So today many middle-class homes sit largely unoccupied—except as a place to go after work or school to microwave and watch television. Ever since the s, Mom has been slaving away on the job market, same as hubby. Was it we feminists who accomplished this hideous undermining of American family life? Some claim so, but statistics clarify a larger reality.
Most women went to work to keep the family nose above water. Wages have not kept up with cost-of-living expenses and two workers and 80 hours of labor are now needed to cover a single mortgage payment. Elizabeth Warren reported this week in The Huffington Post what is now common knowledge. Yet what to do? Since , male wages have been static, and the working class has lost ground.
About this, says Warren:. But core expenses kept going up. By the early s, families were spending twice as much adjusted for inflation on mortgages than they did a generation ago — for a house that was, on average, only ten percent bigger and 25 years older. They also had to pay twice as much to hang on to their health insurance. To cope, millions of families put a second parent into the workforce.
But higher housing and medical costs combined with new expenses for child care, the costs of a second car to get to work and higher taxes combined to squeeze families even harder. Even with two incomes, they tightened their belts. Meanwhile, a sensible hour work week standard, passed by the Senate in when unions had some say, died and was deeply buried, along with big unions. In fact, a glut of material goods on the market had helped deepen the Depression. Sometimes people got sick, and in the USA, we like to pretend we never were children in need of care, and will never get old.
Health maintenance became increasingly unaffordable for the middle and working class, both in time and money. Exercise, physical labor and home-cooked meals get sacrificed to fast-food and big-box consuming. Radio and TV beam into our homes with commercial messages around the clock. If we ended the old prudish division between that old commercial sphere and the even older family sphere, women and children might at last become more visible players in the world economy.
By that reasoning, doctors, nuclear physicists and CEOs should also eschew high salaries. Marilyn Waring first noticed the skewed accounting of nations as a minister of Parliament in New Zealand and wrote about time and money in If Women Counted. You can still get her book. Who would pay for this Family Investment dividend? All of us Americans should. Family time invested in future workers could be figured as a percentage of the GDP. It goes like this: Whenever a family member raises kids to adulthood, they loan the country their time, money and hope in the future economy. In a capitalist country, hospitals and funerals contribute significant economic activity—and none of it would be possible without old, sick and dying workers.
Now, if your kid winds up in a crack house, naturally, the cost of curing him or sending him to prison would have to offset your parental dividend, but as soon as he was up and working on the job again, your dividend could come back, along with his wages. Your dividend could also be used to set aside against your future aging and eventual demise. This was an economic activity long before there were dollars.. If your kid arrives on the job market with an MBA or a law degree, so much the better. Yes, that kind of tax-break: property tax relief, assistance with operative set-up, abeyance of municipal charges.
What are jobs anyway? More of us workers! The economy is one huge sphere of workers and worker production, not two separate walled-off ones—not two at all! We do this to some extent now with property tax investments in our public schools. Other countries even invest in public health care, public childcare or flexible hours for working parents. But as nation after nation went bust, the dangers of currency game-playing kept resurfacing.
War, it turns out, is profitable for everyone but the people involved. But we capitalists live with that reality already. The Tobin tax could mean more public investment in this parental dividend; it could mean working class kids could get an education without putting their life on the line. Wars could not be waged without boys and girls desperate for money and meaning for their lives.
Monetized caring could gain enough respect that more could decide to afford it more often. So tear down the last fragments of that old 19 th century wall dividing private and public spheres! More capitalism for all! Not separate at all, two spheres separated by a man-made wall has always been a convenient lie.
We live as wage-slaves on the job and come home to a second shift of unpaid slavery. And for what? Our families need more of it! Did this subject make the headlines in YOUR favorite paper? Were people talking about this at the water cooler where you work? I wish they were! In late September, the G20 got together in Pittsburgh—pretty dull so far, huh?
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A new study by economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen has argued that calculating the Gross Domestic Product as a measure of the economy gives nations a skewed policy picture. I was jumping up and down, I was so happy hearing this! Because I love freedom-fries? Because French workers get 36 vacation days and a hour work week, not to mention national healthcare? Yes, yes, all that—but no, I was most excited because this is something Marilyn Waring, a young New Zealand Minister of Parliament, said 30 years ago!
She published a great book titled If Women Counted. We are still living with those GDP results now. This story from Joe Wisenthal, a business writer here in the U. See the details of why The Business Insider published this here. All the garbage gets externalized to Gaia. Some countries, like Canada and Britain, are already shaping policy around more holistic time and movement accounts.
A few will make out like bandits and leave the rest of us footing the bill. The GDP enables this description of the economy as warfare, something Waring also pointed out. Later adopted by the U. No wonder. It conveniently leaves uncounted any debits that come from war, including environmental destruction, or damage to women and children and families and social functioning. According to the GDP, the more expensive the war machinery, the more profit we get to add to our Gross Domestic Product! So corporations can count on fat national contracts—and citizens get to pay for it. Just click on the link to her site, listed to your left.
I love all of her work for its serious economic fun. That bill was skirted by the Federal Reserve under the leadership of Alan Greenspan, who had been a director for J. Morgan just before he got on board at the Fed in Neatly done—and without pesky legislation.
In , J. Coincidence, huh? The door was opened. The pigs came into the kitchen. Like the biblical fall of man in reverse, Milton Friedman allowed us to bid our shame goodbye because, as we learned from Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics, the pursuit of our own wealth could be good for our fellow man. Adam Smith, of course, is the most important demi-god of economics. He wrote The Wealth of Nations the same year the Declaration of Independence was signed by our founding fathers. But as Eva reminds us, he was no god, but a man who lived with his mother.
She says few who quote him today have read his page mind-numbing tome. His contemporaries thought he was dangerously liberal. Smith believed in government regulation. Eva Chrysanthe is an accomplished artist and writer at work on a graphic novel whose working title is Adam Smith: An Economist Falls in Love with the Universe.
This secrecy, the Fed says, is necessary. We cannot name names. Any woman sexually abused or threatened will recognize this line. A group of international, private bankers got Congress to put the U. We continue to be the majority of the poor. Clustered in the lower income rates, we get fewer tax advantages, and see half our tax money spent for guns and weapons at the Pentagon.
When viewed closely, this economy seems essentially rooted in violence, not only buying and selling weapons to wage war—a very profitable business—but with public policies that arm the rich all over the world—and rob and exploit women and our planet. Try drawing a few parallels between physical violence and economic violence, as you look at the Wheel. Male Privilege prevails on Wall Street.
It is anything but a democracy. Women are much more than victims. We may need to build some economic shelters of our own. For hopeful policing, see Rep. The Fed has made 2. Worse, he now seeks more responsibility be given to the Federal Reserve. For those millions of Americans losing their jobs, the economy has already gone over the brink and down a dark hole. This system weighs most of us and the nation with debt impossible to pay. Who will regulate the biggest boys, who still bet on and play volatile games with currency values in international hedge funds?
If those are any example, hyperinflation will come next. We need a big investigation. Now that S. But holding the Fed accountable is a first step toward a financial housecleaning we badly need to have. They create money as debt notes out of thin air. Upon becoming a super-heroine, Wonder Woman became a founding member of the Justice League. Her ambassadorial duties required her to visit Washington D. Unfortunately, Cyborg's warnings were meaningless, as Darkseid had already arrived. This gave Superman and Cyborg enough time to throw Darkseid back into his home-world.
Wonder Woman used the Lasso of Truth to stop Strife from hurting the Amazons, but it caused her to reveal the fact that Diana and her were sisters. Unfortunately, not long after Diana left, Hera came for her vengeance, and though she could not bring herself to kill Hippolyta, she could not forgive her either. Feeling regret at giving up the only real family she had, Wonder Woman returned to Themyscira to find the Amazons absent, and her mother turned to stone. Hera angrily interceded, which was what Diana had planned, and using Hermes' staff she transported herself to Mount Olympus to face Hera alone.
She warned that she would make Hera regret what she had done to her mother before returning to Earth. Unfortunately, by the time she had returned, Hades had kidnapped Zola with the warning that Diana would need to make good on her bargain or Zola and her child would die. She hoped that he could lead them to Hephaestus , who might have been able to arm them appropriately for battle with the ruler of Hell. He lead them to Mount Etna , where the blacksmith agreed to arm them. As retribution for his aid, though, Hades sent a monster to kill them all, which had to be dispatched by Diana.
Upon arriving, Diana and Hermes found themselves under attack by Hades' minions. Though they fought them off, they were surprised to find that time for Zola had passed much more quickly than for them. Her pregnancy was nearly at the end of its term. When they attempted to leave with her, Hades appeared, warning that one of them must stay behind - and if Diana was unprepared to make Hera his wife as promised - she would do. However, upon Eros' pistols, he instead agreed to let them all go in exchange for them. When Diana's back was turned, he fired them at her, and she fell under love's spell to him.
Despite their displeasure at Diana's capture, Hephaestus was able to bring Lennox and Eros to Hades with him as guests to the wedding, without the aid of Hermes' staff. As the wedding drew nearer, Hades grew annoyed that few of his relatives had agreed to come. Diana's friends were the only attendees, aside from Strife, who merely wanted to cause her namesake emotion. Before the wedding ceremony took place, Hades insisted that Diana should prove her love by wearing his ring. The ring was a noose fashioned with the Lasso of Truth, and if Diana did not truly love him, he would kill her.
Though Diana was able to admit honestly that she did love Hades, she escaped her bonds anyway, explaining that she could still love him and refuse his proposal. Angrily, Hades sent all of the forces of Hell to kill her, but she and her friends were rescued by Strife. Wonder Woman has the capacity to love everyone - a concept that could never be understood by one incapable of love, such as he.
The realization that he was loved unconditionally disgusted Hades so much that he sent them all away. Before leaving, Hephaestus gifted Hades with a mirror, and shot him with Eros' pistols, allowing, at least, for Hades to love himself. With Zola's pregnancy reaching full term, she insisted on seeing her own doctor in Michigan. While there, they were all attacked by Artemis and Apollo. Unprepared, Diana and her companions were defeated, and Zola was taken to Mount Olympus to be delivered to Hera in exchange for the throne.
Apparently, Hera was willing to give up her throne for the sake of revenge. When Apollo sat on the throne, he was crowned ruler, and when he learned of Hera's deceit, he exiled her from Olympus. With Wonder Woman arriving in pursuit, Strife warned of the prophecy Apollo and Artemis feared: a child of Zeus would kill a god to take the throne.
That child could be either Diana or Zola's child. Sending Zola back with Hermes to have her baby in peace, Diana warned that if they were not left alone, she would fulfil the prophecy herself. Unfortunately, upon her return to Michigan, Diana found that Hermes had betrayed them, and once Zola gave birth to her son, he whisked the child away, and gave it to Demeter. Diana swore to get the boy back and bring Hermes to justice. After recruiting a newly mortal, but still very bitter Hera into her group of companions, Wonder Woman retreated to London. Lennox revealed that there had been seven bastard children of Zeus.
He and Diana were two, two others had been killed, and three remained. He suggested that for information on where the baby had been taken, Diana should contact their sister Siracca in Libya. Meanwhile, the New God Orion had learned that a great danger was to be found on Earth in the form of the child of a god.
He sought out his old friend Milan for help. Nearby, Diana and Lennox decided to seek Milan by themselves, leaving Zola and Hera to bicker with one another in the meantime. They found him in the old subway system with Orion. Though their encounter began violently, Lennox managed to explain that they had accounted for six of the seven children of Zeus. Lennox and Diana concluded that he was referring to Zola's kidnapped son, and so they convinced Milan to search through the ether until he located the boy in the arms of Demeter.
Hermes attacked Wonder Woman there, refusing to simply give up the child, but during their battle, War ripped the baby from Demeter's womb and disappeared. Unable to let a grave wound such as that go unattended, Diana saw to Demeter first, and the goddess warned that War could not be trusted.
At last, the baby and his mother were reunited - and Orion would not have to look any further for the child he needed to kill. With the boy safe, Zola decided to name him Zeke. Diana shared a drink with War, who congratulated her in uniting a dysfunctional family and converting it into a strong band of allies. Orion began hitting on her, but left after being violently rejected by Wonder Woman. Suddenly, Zola and the others were attacked by Artemis, who was sent by Apollo to kill Zeke, Zola's son.
Diana defeated Artemis and went to protect Zola and the others, while Ares took the defeated Artemis back to Apollo. Wonder Woman, Lennox and Orion worked together to fight the First Born, but he proved to be stronger than they had anticipated. The First Born attempted to pry the Boom Tube open, but Lennox sacrificed himself so that the others could escape safely.
Wonder Woman and her allies arrived at the other side of the Boom Tube and were greeted by Highfather , who explained that they were on New Genesis. As her injuries healed, Wonder Woman and her friends spent some time on New Genesis. She spoke to Highfather, who agreed to let her return to Earth. As soon as Diana and her friends returned to Earth, Orion decided to go with them. Arriving to London, they realized the First Born had wrecked the entire city and killed Lennox. The First Born summoned an army of hyena men to kill the intruders but Ares arrived to help Wonder Woman in the fight.
Wonder Woman engaged the First Born, but he quickly gained the advantage and attempted to kill Zeke. As he died, Ares congratulated Wonder Woman for being a great warrior. As Wonder Woman returned to her apartment, Hermes brought her to Olympus, where the gods declared her the new Goddess of War. Diana asked Apollo to restore Hera's godhood, but Apollo refused.
Diana returned to London, and Apollo told her that she would not be able to ignore her responsibilities as Goddess of War for long. Diana was still angry at Hermes for his betrayal and asked him to leave, with Hermes stating that, just like she forgave Hera, perhaps in the future, she would forgive him. Later, Diana, Zola and Hera had lunch while they were watched by Hermes. Orion, believing Hermes had bad intentions, attacked him before being stopped by Wonder Woman, and at the same time Strife appeared. Back at the apartment, Strife gave War's helmet to Diana, even though Diana still felt uncomfortable at becoming the new Goddess of War.
In that moment, Siracca entered the apartment and told Diana that Milan had been captured by Cassandra. Wonder Woman asked Hermes to take her to Chernobyl, and he accepted to help. To contain the explosion, Orion took Milan through a boom tube. Returning home, Wonder Woman discovered Zola and Zeke had left, as Zola felt guilty that people were risking their lives to protect them. Wonder Woman and Hermes briefly returned to Themyscira so that Diana could pay her respects to her petrified mother. When they got back to her apartment, they found Hera crying and mourning the days when she used to be a goddess.
As Diana comforted her, she realized she would need help in finding Zola and Zeke. Wonder Woman went to the Taiga, Siberia, where she asked Artemis for her help. Artemis agreed, on the condition that she and Diana have a rematch. Knowing they are in Artemis' realm, Diana threw the fight in Artemis' favor. With Artemis' help, Wonder Woman tracked Zola down to a subway station, where they found a lock of fox fur. Realizing that Zola was with Dionysus , they went to Providence, where Dionysus was currently located. They found Dionysus captured by Cassandra's minion, the Minotaur.
When Cassandra's forces were about to depart to Olympus, Wonder Woman ambushed them and hung onto their plane. When the jet arrived to Olympus, the mountain was hit by a massive explosion. Wonder Woman managed to stabilize the plane when it was hit by the shockwave. Hermes and Artemis also arrived at Olympus, where Artemis discovered that Apollo had died in the attack.
Among the ruins of the tower, the First Born claimed the throne of Olympus. Wonder Woman confronted the First Born, but he gained the upper hand. However, Hera arrived at Olympus, having regained her Olympian powers, revealing that Apollo had restored them before dying.
Hera teleported Wonder Woman and her allies to Paradise Island. There, Wonder Woman found Zola, safe. Hera had also restored the Amazons back to life. Wonder Woman chose to lead them to battle as the new God of War. Although the Amazons were back to normal, Hippolyta was still a statue, and Hera could not restore her back to life. Zola wanted to leave the island, but Diana told her she and her child were safer with the Amazons. Diana addressed the Amazons and declared her intentions to end the Amazons' isolation and that every Amazon must protect Zeke, a male child. Wonder Woman's social reforms were not initially accepted by the Amazons, even if they were morally necessary.
Later, she had a training session with Artemis, who urged her to accept the Amazons' worship as a goddess, but Diana refused. Unfortunately, Dessa , a fellow Amazon, kidnapped Zeke and threatened to throw him off a cliff, for she disagreed with Diana's new perspective. Diana convinced her to return the boy to Zola. Shortly afterwards, the men of Paradise Island returned to their original home, with Diana welcoming them with open arms.
As the men helped the Amazons prepare for battle against the First Born's army, Diana received news that the First Born had been attacking other gods' realms. Unfortunately, the First Born had already defeated Demeter, so Wonder Woman sent her companions to safety while she confronted him by herself. As they watched the confrontation, the First Born offered her a place in his goals of conquest, but she steadfastly refused, causing him to thrust a spike into her side.