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>> The United Nations on Friday named a new honorary ambassador to fight for gender equality. And many of its members are upset that that new ambassador is cartoon character, Wonder Woman. A few dozen UN employees silently protesting the choice Friday, arguing the scantily clad fictional character was not the best choice for female empowerment.
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And online, nearly 2,000 people signed the petition denouncing the decision. Asking how, quote, a large breasted white woman of impossible proportions represents a strong feminist message. On hand at the announcement were two actual Wonder Women, Gal Gadot, who's playing the eponymous character in a new stand alone film, and Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Women in the iconic 70s TV show.
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Carter saying the whole thing was blown out of proportion.>> Get a grip, you know. It’s not my problem, it’s your problem. You don’t understand who Wonder Woman is. What’s wrong with you?>> The announcement comes the same month The UN passed over five female candidates for secretary general.
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Some members including former secretary general Ban Ki Moon said it was high time a woman head the 71 year old institution. The UN instead appointed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterez to be the ninth secretary general earlier this month.