Is Wonder Woman an appropriate role model for girls? | The Tylt

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Wonder Woman turns 75 on October 21, and the United Nations is making her an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls and for gender equality. But there is “the outfit issue," as a UN spokesperson termed it. Do we send girls (and boys) mixed messages about empowerment and equality when we offer them a scantily dressed female superhero? Think #WonderWomanRules just as she is? Or is it time to #UpdateWonderWoman? Scroll down for more perspectives and VOTE!

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Is Wonder Woman an appropriate role model for girls?
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Yes, we need to present girls (and young people in general) female role models whose desirability isn't one of their main features—but Wonder Woman is sacred. Unlike Batgirl or Supergirl, she's not derived from a male character. She's an Amazon from an all-female society, and like Beyoncé, she owns her power!

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At the same time, it has been 75 years. Maybe an updated look would be appropriate, especially if she's going to be a UN ambassador for women, girls, and gender equality.

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The outfit Lynda Carter wore in the TV version of Wonder Woman is burned onto many of our brains, but here are the illustrations for the 2016 UN campaign. They're true to the original but also super badass. Why change what isn't broken?

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Male superheroes are portrayed as gorgeous and muscled—why does Wonder Woman have to cover up? Let her be gorgeous and righteous!

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Also a very valid observation.

FINAL RESULTS
Is Wonder Woman an appropriate role model for girls?
A festive crown for the winner
#WonderWomanRules
#UpdateWonderWoman