By Travis Trombley - full article on new site: Heromonitor.org
|An oddly poignant representation: Wonder Woman tries to speak, but some UN representatives roll their eyes.|
This appointment further indicates the cultural power of superheros and superhero iconography. To invoke Wonder Woman’s image is to invoke female power, simply by merit of her being a staple hero in the male-dominated DC lineup. Pragmatically, it’s a choice that maximizes recognizability across the globe. Ideologically, it’s a choice that clearly embodies the idea that the UN will actively struggle and fight for gender equality across the globe.
Or it’s all a brilliant marketing ploy by DC to promote the forthcoming Wonder Woman film.
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