>> 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.
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.
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.
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.