UN drops Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador

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In October, Public Information Officer Cristina Gallach announced at United Nations Headquarters in New York, "It is now my pleasure to designate Wonder Woman as the honorary ambassador of the United Nations for the empowerment of women and girls."

DC Comics' Wonder Woman

But now, Wonder Woman has been cashiered as the symbol of women’s empowerment at the UN. A petition signed by 600 UN staff members describes the new ambassador as "A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots." According to the petition, Wonder Woman is "not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender equity at the UN." Somini Sengupta covers the UN for the New York Times.




Warren Olney