They're wusses who just work for Hephaestus. They're not a society. They're just manpower.My problem with that line of thinking is that there is only one stagnant civilization portrayed: the Amazon women. The Amazon men, on the other hand, seem to be advancing, at least in terms of technology, and are not resorting to violence. Happy, productive, and tech-savy men. Angry, murdering and backwards women. It isn't just "any civilazation." Also, as I pointed out above, DC doesn't have a happy, productive, advanced civilzation of women to counterbalance this portrayal of the Amazons. (imo) It creates a distorted picture (so far? - perhaps there's more of a good side in store for the ladies later). It's a very male-heavy universe, and taking the Amazons backwards doesn't help that.