You’re going to think I made most of this up, so I’ve included the links so you know I’m not bullshitting you.
Some whiners have started up a petition entitled, and I quote, “Reconsider the Choice of Wonder Woman as the UN’s Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls“.
Their issue is this:
The character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee high boots –the epitome of a “pin-up” girl. This is the character that the United Nations has decided to represent a globally important issue – that of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
There’s some good stuff in there:
- Wonder Woman is an honorary ambassador at the UN. Wonder Woman. Who’s next? Hermoine? Tomb Raider?
- The UN feels that the best way to represent empowerment of women (and girls!) is a fictional cartoon character who flies an invisible plane.
- The particular whiners who started this position decided that their issue with a fictional character being an honorary ambassador is not that she’s fictional, but that she’s white, and looks like a pin-up girl.
Wonder Woman, Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson aren’t even the UN’s most ridiculous fictional characters. earlier this year Red from Angry Birds was named a UN Honorary Ambassador.
Normally, an online petition is a hilarious opportunity to quantify how many deadshits think adding their email address for future spamming is a good idea. This time, incredibly, the UN immediately backed down, even though the petition didn’t even meet its measly goal of one 1,000th of 1% of the planet to sign up.
Naturally, on an issue of such global importance to the UN, dipshittery is everywhere:
Phil might have a point. If the issue is with a white, sexy Wonder Woman, maybe an obese disabled black transgender in a Stars and Stripes mumu might save the day.