Wonder Women Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot team up at the United Nations

Posted on October 24, 2016

Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot attend the Wonder Woman UN Ambassador Ceremony at United Nations in New York City.

 

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Just a couple of Wonder Women, doing what wonder women do.

They both look low-key professional (instead of overly actressy and high-glam). Gal’s establishing a very good public appearance record of chic looks. We think a U.N. appearance in support of the empowerment of women and girls is probably not the right time to start critiquing style choices, so we’ll leave it there.

In related news, this whole thing was met with no small amount of controversy:

“But an online petition , started by U.N. staffers, asked the Secretary General to reconsider the appointment, saying “The message the United Nations is sending to the world with this appointment is extremely disappointing.” As of Friday afternoon, it had more than 1,000 signatures.”

“I think it’s a lot of rubbish that you can appoint a cartoon female to represent gender equality in this day and age, even if it is to reach younger women,” said Rafi. “I’m not against cartoons. I think cartoons have a value. But that is not the issue.”

“Rafi and the petition also takes issue with Wonder Woman’s skimpy outfit, arguing that the world might not embrace a scantily clad character in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee high boots.”

And while we love the character and the idea of holding her up as a symbol for young female empowerment, we have to admit, the detractors definitely have a point.

 

[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]

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