Oct 25 2016
There's been a lot of controversy over the United Nations' recent decision to appoint Wonder Woman as their honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. I can actually appreciate both sides of this argument, although I don't feel that this is exactly the same thing as the United Nations' decision to nominate Winnie the Pooh to be an honorary ambassador of friendship in 1998, or Tinker Bell as the honorary ambassador of "green" in 2009. Unlike friendship or, uh, green, the empowerment of women and girls is a serious and ongoing concern, and maybe not the best subject for a cartoon mascot—even a badass Amazonian one.
Posted by: Julianka