Wonder Woman Named UN Special Ambassador

For Wonder Woman's 75th birthday, the character was named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls to the United Nations.

The was unveiled in a ceremony at the UN on Friday attended by actors who have played her on screen.

Using the slogan “think of all the wonders we can do”, the campaign aims to promote the achievements stemming from female empowerment.

Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, and Gal Gadot, who will star in next year’s Wonder Woman film, were in attendance.

U.N. staffer Cass Durant, who held a sign saying 'Real Women Deserve a Real Ambassador' said the protesters 'don't think that a fictitious comic book characters wearing basically what looks like a Playboy-type bunny outfit is really the right message we need to send to girls or even boys for that matter.'

-Devashree Goenka