Who knew that Wonder Woman’s greatest nemesis wouldn’t be her arch-rival, the Cheetah, but rather, those humourless harpies who comprise the rank and file of radical feminism?
Rebel viewers might recall THIS rant wherein I said Wonder Woman’s appointment as a UN Ambassador for empowering girls and women would not go over well with feminists and Islamists at the UN.
I speculated her assassin would be those Islamic UN members who aren’t keen on strong, empowered women in form-fitting tights. Even worse, in DC’s current storyline, Wonder Woman has been re-imagined as bisexual.
She was sacked less than two months after her appointment though it wasn’t radical Islam that vanquished her but that strange alliance of radical Islam–radical feminism.
Predictably, it was Wonder Woman’s iconic costume that prompted the angry backlash.
An online petition initiated by UN staffers received more than 44,000 signatures demanding UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon fire Wonder Woman.
“It is alarming that the United Nations would consider using a character with an overtly sexualized image at a time when the headline news in United States and the world is the objectification of women and girls.”
Petition authors noted Wonder Woman’s costume wasn’t just too sexy but also featured an American flag motif, which is “culturally insensitive” in certain parts of the world.
So, female empowerment is fantastic and grand as long as those females don’t flaunt their sexuality or nationality. If Wonder Woman’s costume was the black, shapeless, fabric coffin Islamists favour, then the feminists wouldn’t be so offended by her legs, cleavage or face.
Maybe the UN should opt for the Invisible Woman whose cloak of invisibility means no one can see her and thus no one can be offended.
As a bonus perhaps she’d also keep her mouth shut. Then she’d be the perfect symbol of female empowerment as far as feminists and Islamists at the UN are concerned.
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