Staffers de­cry Won­der Woman’s U.S. flag uni­form, large breasts

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD - — Ken Shep­herd

The United Na­tions is drop­ping its part­ner­ship with Won­der Woman and DC Comics less than two months af­ter the char­ac­ter was des­ig­nated an hon­orary U.N. am­bas­sador, NBC News re­ported Mon­day.

The comic book icon drew the ire of fem­i­nist de­trac­tors, in­clud­ing U.N. staffers who cir­cu­lated a pe­ti­tion blast­ing the “cur­rent it­er­a­tion” of Won­der Woman as 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 ‘pinup’ girl.”

“It is alarm­ing that the United Na­tions would con­sider us­ing a char­ac­ter with an overtly sex­u­al­ized im­age at a time when the head­line news in United States and the world is the ob­jec­ti­fi­ca­tion of women and girls,” states the pe­ti­tion, signed by nearly 45,000 peo­ple as of Tues­day morn­ing.

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