A big debate has overcome after Wonder Woman´s movie, and the big dilemma is “Wonder Woman-Symbol of Girl Power or Sex Symbol?” What do you think? Read on and know what is going on!
Wonder Woman a character created for girls to show them a strong role model. The United Nations had named Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, they have announced that they will no longer use her to create conscious of gender equality. United Nations asked the public before announcing the decision. this is what people replied:
“Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent warrior woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of 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 pin-up girl.”
Lynda Carter the first actress to personify Wonder Woman defends her character saying Wonder Woman has more qualities than just a sexual object. She also pointed out that neither her, not Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman, fall into the stereotype of “White Woman” category. For instance, Lynda Carter is half Mexican, Gal Gadot Israeli and Wonder Woman is an Amazonian, not American. So none of the things said about the character are real things.
About her costume design, she is one of the comics that were meant to be American Heroes. Her dress encloses her in a box because she can no longer be seen more than an object. Her bikini is seen like a sexual liberation. The comparison is that if ladies have used this type of clothes would have been taken to jail if they were seen at the beach. On our times, we have people saying her dress is not the correct and she should put some clothes on, the interesting thing is that these opinions come from women!!
Now comes the question, is our character a sex symbol? Well, she is a brilliant, strengthful, an athlete, and no one can hide she is very attractive!! But being attractive does not subtract her points out of all her other qualities. The debate keeps on and it all goes to criticize Wonder Woman´s dressing like if it is all that matters. They are surely categorizing her wrong. Source: https://www.geekexchange.com/editorial/wonder-woman-feminist-icon-sex-symbol-or-both/.
The debate will probably not end but, you decide what Wonder Woman a magnificent comic with incredible powers really is. A Symbol of Girl Power or Sex Symbol?…………..