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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 06:24 PM

 

Wonder Woman announced as UN ambassador amid staff protest

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/21/wonder-woman-un-ambassador-staff-protest

“This is the most fun the UN has had, I’m pretty sure right?” Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment said at a ceremony appointing Wonder Woman as the United Nations’ honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. The ceremony was meant to honor the fight for gender equality and the 75th anniversary of the character.

Not all agreed with her sentiment, as UN staff members protested against the appointment both inside the event and in the lobby of the building. It was announced that Wonder Woman would become an honorary ambassador earlier this month, in support of the UN’s sustainable development goal number five – “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. The sustainable development goals were adopted by the UN in 2015 and hope to fulfill their agenda by 2030.

The news was met with both praise and criticism, and a petition was created by “Concerned United Nations staff members” asking the UN secretary general to reconsider. It mentioned concerns over her “overtly sexualized image” that is not “culturally encompassing or sensitive”.

“The bottom line appears to be that the United Nations was unable to find a real-life woman that would be able to champion the rights of ALL women on the issue of gender equality and the fight for their empowerment. The United Nations has decided that Wonder Woman is the role model that women and girls all around the world should look up to,” the petition read.

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Response to Grey Lemercier (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 07:29 PM

1. Why not Malala Yousafzai?


She's a Wonder Woman. Even better, she actually EXISTS!

Superheros are truly all around us. More people would know about the world's civil rights champions, diplomatic peacemakers, life savers, and cultural enhancers if the media stopped trying to focus our attention on Kardasian drama, the hidden meanings in Beyonce's songs, Messi's/Lebron's physical skills, and other meaningless, distracting bullshit.

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Response to Grey Lemercier (Original post)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 11:33 AM

2. Makes news and brings attention to the UN...

... which is nearly impotent at this point.

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Response to Upin (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 23, 2016, 12:58 PM

3. It's corporate branding because they don't get enough attention or dollars

Do you know who the UN's ambassador for climate change is?

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