Gail Simone to Address United Nations

Gail Simone to Address United Nations

The debate is over: Gail Simone is the most powerful woman in comics, and the United Nations seems to agree. The veteran scribe and seminal Batgirl and Birds of Prey writer announced today that she has been invited to speak to the United Nations. The announcement comes just weeks after the UN stripped Wonder Woman of her honorary ambassadorship. Simone, of course, has a long history with the character and the seeming connection has not…

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#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

The biggest news in Wonder Woman right now is, surprisingly, not her 75th anniversary.  Something much better takes the honor:  The UN has named her an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  Guests at the ceremony Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. At the ceremony, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach, stated: “While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality,…

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United Nations Declares ‘Wonder Woman Day’ for Oct. 21?

United Nations Declares ‘Wonder Woman Day’ for Oct. 21?

According to an exclusive interview with Lynda Carter in Closer Weekly, Wonder Woman fans have something to look forward to later this month.  The magazine makes an offhand comment about the U.N. declaring October 21 Wonder Woman Day.  It also claims that Lynda Carter will attend a ceremony at the U.N. headquarters in New York on that date. So far, I cannot find independent verification of these facts.  The U.N. website does not return any search results…

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