Gal Gadot Says U.N. Wonder Woman Controversy is ‘Unfair’

Justice League (2017) images - Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)

In October, the United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The move, which hit amidst the DC Comic character’s 75th anniversary celebration, was made to help raise awareness for Sustainable Development Goal 5, a campaign designed to “achieve gender quality and empower all women and girls,” according to the UN’s website.

It seemed a fitting choice, given the feminist ideals Wonder Woman has championed since her 1941 inception. Portrayed as a strong, capable heroine, she’s made great strides in breaking gender stereotypes, including the long-outdated trope of a “damsel in distress.” But an online petition soon popped up to protest the decision, arguing that Wonder …

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