#GoodRead | The UN — Mercifully — Ends Wonder Woman’s Role as Gender Equality Ambassador

by ABC Television [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

by ABC Television [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"The UN — Mercifully — Ends Wonder Woman’s Role as Gender Equality Ambassador":

An online petition opposing the campaign gained some 45,000 signatures. It urged Ban, whose term ended Monday, to reconsider Wonder Woman's role, stating that while the character's original iteration may have evoked strength and independence, the current version "of a large-breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit,” was the wrong message for the organization — which champions female empowerment across cultures — to send.

Read Claire Zillman's full article at Fortune here…