The United Nations is the latest institution to surrender to the demands of social justice warriors. On Friday, the international body will end it’s use of Wonder Woman as a symbol female empowerment because it offended progressives.
On October 21st, the United Nations announced that they would be using the DC comic as a symbol of feminism for a worldwide campaign “about women and girls everywhere, who are wonder women in their own right, and the men and boys who support their struggle for gender equality.”
Almost immediately after the campaign began, social justice warriors began an effort to stop it. They insisted in an online petition that Wonder Woman was a bad representation of women.
“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,” the petition stated.
Social justice warriors insisted that the figure of female empowerment should be a living woman that could represent something to all people, not a mascot and fictional character.
There’s a good chance that the Conservative UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or a self-made billionaire like Meg Whitman isn’t what they had in mind either.
Jeffrey Brez, a spokesman for the U.N., said to The New York Times that the organization tried to respond to the complaints by emphasizing Wonder Woman was just a symbol for the strength of every woman.
DC Entertainment, who owns the rights of Wonder Woman, said that they had been more than happy to use her image with the United Nations.
“Wonder Woman stands for peace, justice and equality, and for 75 years she has been a motivating force for many and will continue to be long after the conclusion of her U.N. honorary ambassadorship,” the spokeswoman, Courtney Simmons, said to The New York Times in an e-mail.
Symbolism wasn’t enough for social justice warriors as an imaginary beautiful white American woman triggered them.