If you’re a longtime Wonder Woman fan, you are already used to referring to Wonder Woman-daughter of Hippolyta-Princess of Themyscira, as Ambassador…
But now it’s official because today, October 21, 2016, the United Nations decreed “the character of Wonder Woman will be designated as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, in support of Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
The Wonder Woman campaign will highlight what we can collectively achieve if women and girls are empowered – along with examples of women and girls who have made and are making a difference every day by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals.
The campaign is 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, bringing about positive change in their homes, workplace, communities, countries and the world together. – UN.org
Gee, with a mission statement like that, who could disagree? Right? Great Hera! It’s hard to be perfect and please everyone, but it’s always expected.
Lots of people were upset at the choice of Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman because she is Israeli. I for one am thrilled for this Honorary honor. Yes, there are plenty of real women that are amazing:
- Angelina Jolie Pitt was United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador 2001-2012
- Cate Blanchett was appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador May 2016
- Barbara Hendricks, a US-born world renowned classical singer, was appointed to the role of Goodwill Ambassador in 1987 and is UNHCR’s longest-serving Ambassador
Wonder Woman is an icon that is celebrating a 75th Anniversary and is just now getting her day up on the big screen–at a time when Superhero films have been a blockbuster go-to, I might add. How many Superman and Batman films and shows have there been? Exactly! Wonder Woman is the perfect icon for the very real discussion of gender equality.
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