United Nations under fire for picking Wonder Woman to lead Women Empowerment Campaign

From the comic book realm of Themyscira to New York City, Amazonian princess Wonder Woman (aka Diana Prince) was appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at the United Nations today.

United Nations staffer Cass Durant, who held a sign saying "Real Women Deserve a Real Ambassador" said the protesters "don't think that a fictitious comic book characters wearing basically what looks like a Playboy-type bunny outfit is really the right message we need to send to girls or even boys for that matter".

"Wonder Woman is an icon", said Cristina Gallach, the United Nations under-secretary-general for communications and public information, at the designation ceremony.

Carter recalled being cast in her signature role more than 40 years ago.

"We believe that in addition to the exemplary work that unbelievable real women are doing in the fight for gender equality, it's to be commended that the United Nations understands that stories-even in comic book stories-can inspire, teach, and reveal injustices", Nelson said.

Justice League director Zack Snyder just revealed an awesome new look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. "To all those who don't think it's a good idea, stand up and be counted".

"To these views, I would like to say that the United Nations has many real-life women, and men - fighting for gender equality and the empowerment of women every day", she said.

Rafi, who has written to Ban urging him to skip the ceremony, is pushing for a boycott of the event on Friday, demanding that Wonder Woman be dropped from the campaign.

"It has got to be a positive strike for women and I think this helps draw attention to that".

"This whole issue of taking a cartoon figure who is clad in a bustier, with cleavage, high-cut shorts - a sort of muscled version of a Barbie - and saying "This is what represents gender equality" is incredible".

"Wonder Woman seeks to promote strength, wisdom, leadership, justice, and love", she said. She then launched into a passionate speech about gender equality, reminding everyone how crucial and valuable women are since, "We are the mothers of all mankind". "I see it in the women that say that she saved them and inspired them to live through some bad thing that they endured because they saw that they could do something great", Carter said before addressing the children in the audience and reminding them that the "Wonder Woman inside of you will never let you down".

As for Gadot, she said after the event that, "I'm the kind of person who always looks at the half-full glass. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but also a foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world", she said and touted Wonder Woman's global appeal.

Though Marston is credited as the principal creator of the Wonder Woman character, Carter was eager to point out that he was not alone in her conception. She lives and she breathes.

Therefore, Wonder Woman captures womanhood that is unapologetically sensual, exposing the flawed belief that the female body is only meant for male googly eyes (other genders crave a woman's body as well, not just men), also she mocks the heteronormative ideology that a woman from an all woman populated island would strictly be straight.

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