2016-10-31

#HappyHalloween UN Hon'Ambassador for empowerment of women is Wonder Woman

10.31: web.psy/
UN Honorary Ambassador for empowerment of women is Wonder Woman
. the chosen icon for women's equality
is a character in a race in which
the women dominate the men,
and the men struggle for equality.
. the UN has several ambassadorial positions,
including Ambassador of Green(Tinkerbell)
and Ambassador of Friendship (Winnie the Pooh).
. the UN Secretary-General's 2016.10.21
Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women
will be Wonder Woman, a fictional character.
. she is a warrior princess of the Amazons,
which are based on the Amazons of Greek mythology
(a race in which females were dominant:
the warriors, hunters, and leaders were women).
. Wonder Woman was created during World War II;
the character was initially fighting Axis military
(the Fascists who believed in military evolution
where the strong steal land from the weak).
. Wonder Woman often rescued herself from bondage,
which inverted the "damsels in distress" trope
that were common in comics during the 1940s.
Wonder Woman has also regularly appeared in comic books
featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941)
and Justice League (from 1960).
The character is a founding member of the Justice League,
wielding the Lasso of Truth;
she is a demigoddess ( partially divine, a minor deity,
the offspring of a god and a mortal,
or a mortal raised to divine rank).
According to the UN:
"To those who say that they don't need a fictitious character
to empower them or to tell them about women's empowerment,
we agree, you are not the intended audience for such campaigns.
We are not going to preach to the converted.
We are trying to reach new audiences and young people
who do not follow UN news or read the organizations reports and resolutions.
Young people who get their world views and often, inspiration,
from pop-culture icons such as Wonder Woman."
. there is a petition
asking the UN to take women's equality seriously.
. we might be misunderstanding the UN;
certainly they do a lot more for women's equality
than publish an Honorary Ambassador.
[some of the petition's text appears to come from nytimes.com]