Friday, October 21, 2016

Wonder Woman Now UN Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women

The United Nations has made Wonder Woman an Ambassador for the empowerment of girls and women. We here at GHPALS had a rousing discussion about this action.

Member A: "What an absurd choice as a role model for empowering young girls. I love Wonder Woman, but she's an appalling example of female empowerment. Sure she's more than capable of holding her own against men. She's an Amazon, born and bred.

"But how does being born into a society where women are empowered already inspire someone born into a society where women aren't? The Amazons don't take in women from outside their world They don't often help anyone outside their tribal island. at all. 

"Furthermore, they are just as close-minded in their approach to men as other tribal societies are in their approach to women. Nothing in the Wonder Woman story has her fight to get an education or avoid female genital mutilation or forced marriage. Nothing in her story gives girls any useful or helpful suggestions that would help them evade such practices."

Member B: "Come on! Wonder Woman is the ultimate in woman power! She fights just as well as the guys. Why wouldn't she inspire a kid? No one cares about her origin story."

Member C: "Give me a break! She's fictional."

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