Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Rae Johnson Expresses It Better Than I Ever Could

Ignoring her message of compassion, humanity, equailty, inner strength, diplomacy and tolerance, Diana has been criticised for the very thing you'd be hoping the petition creators would want to protect women and girls from - judgement based on her looks, rather than her ability - right down to her breast size. And that's without mentioning the erasure of her ethnicity (as an inhabitant of Themyscira, Diana is technically indigenous, and depending on origin story, Greek).

The fact that Wonder Woman is a fictional character was also raised in the petition, ignoring the fact that honorary ambassadorships are created specifically for fictional characters, rather than taking the important existing ambassadorial roles created for real life women. Winnie the Pooh was an honorary ambassador for friendship in 1997, and Tinkerbell was honorary ambassador for "green", promoting environmental awareness in 2009.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I reiterate my comments from your last post on this topic.