United Nations drops Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador

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Just two months after her appointment, Wonder Woman’s stint as honorary ambassador for female empowerment at the United Nations will end this week.

The UN’s decision to fire Wonder Woman came after critics, including several UN employees and nearly 45,000 people who signed an online Care2 petition, decried the character as too “overtly sexualized” to serve as the face of global female empowerment.

“The image that Wonder Woman projects is not culturally encompassing or sensitive,” the petition read, adding: “If the United Nations would like a list of incredible extraordinary women that would formidably carry out this role, we could surely be able to come up with a list from which the Secretary-General could choose.” …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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