Protests finish off Wonder Woman’s UN role
Wonder Woman’s battle for equality for women and girls at the United Nations has come to an untimely end.
The scantily-clad, curvaceous comic book superhero has had her appointment as a UN honorary ambassador cut in less than two months following protests.
A UN spokesman said the character’s role at the 193member state organization would end on Friday despite plans for Wonder Woman to be used in an empowerment campaign for women and girls into 2017.
The move came after the Oct 21 appointment of the superhero to fight for gender equality sparked heavy criticism, with nearly 45,000 people signing an online petition asking UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider the selection of the character.
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