Wonder Woman is under attack again, but not by a seething horde of rogue villains. It’s even worse — the politically correct crowd is after her golden lasso.
Recently, the United Nations named the fictional comic book character as its newest Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. That was a terrible mistake, according to “concerned” U.N. staffers who started a petition to undo this obvious attack on feminism.
The petitioners found it “disappointing” that the U.N. “was unable to find a real-life woman that would be able to champion the rights of ALL women on the issue of gender equality and the fight for their empowerment.”
Instead, the council substituted “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.”
Friday on CBS’s This Morning, co-host Gayle King confronted ‘70s Wonder Woman icon Lynda Carter who was in town as part of the acceptance ceremony. After King had run through the petition’s complaints, she asked the 65-year-old actress for her thoughts. Her response was eye-rolling perfection:
“Can I say it? Probably not. I think it's ridiculous.”
“I can say it’s bull,” Carter added.
King prodded, “Why? Why do you feel that way?”
“Because they are nit-picking on something that has nothing to do with anything. It is a super hero, number one! And that gender, it has nothing to do with anything. They want to pick on, you know — Wonder Woman is an idea. This is not the American flag. This is not — it's about fighting for freedom, and the fact that she happens to wear — it's not scantily clad, big-breasted white woman.”
And throwing a feminist talking point back in their face, Carter added, “It’s okay to look female, you know. Give me a break!”
Interview below via Newsbusters: