Wonder Woman in the “real world” can’t seem to catch the same breaks as her movie counterpart. Gal Gadot’s take on DC Comic’s resident female champion was arguably the highlight of Batman V. Superman and it looks like it might finally do the character justice on screen — despite some claims that the film is a mess. The same can’t be said for the original comic character and the public opinion that follows her.
There was the whole debate over the character’s sexuality in September, which makes sense if you follow the comic history but still seemed to rub folks the wrong way. And now we have the reaction to Wonder Woman becoming an honorary ambassador with the United Nations:
On 21 October 2016, the character of Wonder Woman will be designated as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, in support of Sustainable Development Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The Wonder Woman campaign will highlight what we can collectively achieve if women and girls are empowered – along with examples of women and girls who have made and are making a difference every day by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals.