Wonder Woman Declared Unsuitable Choice For Women’s Empowerment

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UN staffers took issue with Wonder Woman as being the organization’s choice for Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls. This decision coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the DC Comics character. However, the choice resulted in controversy, according to the Associated Press.

Lynda Carter gave her take on the matter as she was aware of the “doubters” taking up protest against the decision.

“Wonder Woman is being asked to take on a new role as the United Nations ambassador to empower girls and women around the world, so…please embrace her. All the doubters that don’t think it’s a good idea…stand up and be counted.”


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UN employee Cass Durant said Wonder Woman was a poor choice at “every imaginable level.” She stated that a “fictitious comic book character” should not be an ambassador for the UN. Durant likened the super heroine’s costume to a Playboy bunny outfit.

“We think that’s a toxic message to be sending.”

Durant argued that these situations are being perpetuated by the media, advertising, and Hollywood. She thinks the UN should be “countering that, not reinforcing it.”

Wendy Mwang talked about a need for a living being to represent the ambassadorship.

“For something that is this important, you need a woman or a man who can speak. Somebody who can travel. Somebody who can champion these these rights.”

Apparently, UN employees feel that Wonder Woman, who is just a drawing and not a physical person, would not be able to accomplish these goals.

Do you think a symbol should be enough for the ambassadorship?

Source: Associated Press


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