“Real” Wonder Women? The United Nations, Feminism, and the Media

The rift between commercialism and feminism emerged in the debate over the appointment of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Last October, the UN announced that Wonder Woman would become the organization’s Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. The empowerment of femininity, both physical and otherwise, is a central feature of the character and resonates with the values the UN sought to promote in this ambassadorship. Considering this, the decision seemed like a legitimate choice. But some were not enthusiastic about the decision, and UN staff created a petition to protest...

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