Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HeroMonitor Presents: Wonder Woman Appointed UN Ambassador of Women's Rights

By Travis Trombley - full article on new site:

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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