When the United Nations named Wonder Woman as the Ambassador of for women and girls, most of the world applauded. There are few fictional characters that have been such a beacon of strength to women of all ages for as long as she has. Still, thanks to some PC warrior whine bags, The UN is cancelling the Ambassadorship, for fear of backlash.
The protesters (ie the 45,000 people who signed a petition) have declared that Wonder Woman is not a good symbol for gender equality. Instead, they claim that she’s inappropriate as a symbol of female empowerment.
Here’s their actual argument:
“A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots” is not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender equity at the United Nations, the petition said.
For a group who is so concerned about female empowerment, they sure have no problem taking to body shaming, slut shaming, and even flag shaming (is that a thing) to get their way. I’m actually amazed that they didn’t figure out how to compare her to Hitler somewhere in there.
By contrast, the intention of the campaign, as stated in October by the United Nations was:
“about women and girls everywhere, who are wonder women in their own right, and the men and boys who support their struggle for gender equality.”
In an attempt to counter some complaints that were based solely on the fact that Wonder Woman isn’t a real person, the UN tried to steer the messages towards “the real-life wonder women, real-life women and girls” who would be affected by the campaign, which was meant to promote gender equity worldwide as part of the United Nations Millennium Goals.
The campaign was kicked off with appearances by both Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman) and Gal Gadot (The DCU’s Wonder Woman) to great fanfare and international coverage.
Her Ambassadorship will end this Friday. At which point the UN will have no active symbol to rally around for gender equality. At least not until they can find somebody so uninteresting that she probably inspires just as few people as she offends.