Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

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Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

Postby Pikachu » Thu Dec 15, 12:35 2016

After almost 45,000 signatures.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/741/288/ ... and-girls/

Their reasons are detailed there^

I agree with their conclusions for different reasons. In the petition they muddle the issues, they start talking about Wonder Woman being a sex object and so forth, but then say the role shouldn't be given to a fictional character to begin with, rendering the rest of their Anita Sarkessian style ranting moot.

No, the real reason Wonder Woman is not suitable is for the same reason almost all fictional characters are unsuitable. Wonder Woman has a dual mandate to both be empowering yet also edgy, entertaining and marketable in a cynical world, which causes inconsistency in her message of peace/feminism. Murdering Maxwell Lord on live TV, breaking his neck to free Superman from his control is one example of some of the unwholesome things Wonder Woman has had to do to stay interesting in comics. There are also versions of her that are sycophantic and evil, as shown in the story "Injustice, God's Among Us."

Thus the role should go to dedicated activist, without a conceptually conflicting mandate.

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Re: Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

Postby garbage videos » Thu Dec 22, 10:26 2016

The UN sucks and noone respects them except corporate bankers.

Amazons are free to dress however they want, they don't obey corporate UN new world order norms. An Amazon not wearing modest clothing is not evil. UN is trying to enforce nunnery and subjugation of minds, which in of itself is evil.

Alternate Universe comics aren't legit lore, argument denied.

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Re: Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

Postby rowan » Thu Dec 22, 13:25 2016

I think I read that most fictional characters only last about a month. *shrug*
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Re: Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

Postby Sonic# » Thu Dec 22, 13:55 2016

Other points aside, I agree that a fictional character as a mascot to a UN agency creates several rhetorical problems. I don't think Wonder Woman's bad per se.

I've seen Winnie the Pooh and Tinkerbell cited a lot in articles about Wonder Woman and the UN. How long did they last?

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Re: Wonder Woman no longer honorary UN Women mascot.

Postby Nachos » Thu Dec 29, 13:50 2016

Sonic# wrote:I've seen Winnie the Pooh and Tinkerbell cited a lot in articles about Wonder Woman and the UN. How long did they last?


As far as I can find out, Winnie the Pooh is still the ambassador for the Day of Friendship http://www.unric.org/en/latest-un-buzz/ ... friendship and Tinkerbell is the ambassador of Green (Environmental awareness aimed at children) http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=32706

They're both still ambassadors.
Ugh, I'm tired of my signature.


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