Feminists complain Wonder Woman's costume too revealing

The United Nations has made the fictional character Wonder Woman an "honorary ambassador" for the "empowerment of women and girls."  The United Nations must believe that women, by virtue of being women, are subservient and obedient and need liberating. Do you think this is going to be a campaign aimed at Muslim countries?
In any event, feminists are upset because they say Wonder Woman's costume is too revealing.

...like most superheroes, she is inseparable from her clothing.... And that clothing unavoidably indicates to everyone that part of the source of her power is her babeliciousness, as defined in a particularly retrograde way.

The reason Steve Trevor, her original love interest, falls for her is not just that she can defend herself and him, gallop into battle and choose not to kill her enemies. It’s because, let’s be honest, of her looks — when she takes off her glasses, stops being that dowdy Diana Prince in a buttoned-up shirt and blossoms into her barely clad self.

Which raises the question, even accepting that she is an exaggerated character in an exaggerated world: Is that really the message we want to send about female empowerment to our daughters in an era when there are a number of fully clothed, notably powerful female role models?

Feminists believe that women choosing to dress in ways that men find attractive is somehow degrading to women. There has always been more than a tinge of man-hating to feminism, and I think feminists grit their teeth when women make an effort to make themselves appealing to men. 

Perhaps their influence was reflected in the costume for the new Wonder Woman, where skin is hidden with painted rubber ballast.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

The United Nations has made the fictional character Wonder Woman an "honorary ambassador" for the "empowerment of women and girls."  The United Nations must believe that women, by virtue of being women, are subservient and obedient and need liberating. Do you think this is going to be a campaign aimed at Muslim countries?
In any event, feminists are upset because they say Wonder Woman's costume is too revealing.

...like most superheroes, she is inseparable from her clothing.... And that clothing unavoidably indicates to everyone that part of the source of her power is her babeliciousness, as defined in a particularly retrograde way.

The reason Steve Trevor, her original love interest, falls for her is not just that she can defend herself and him, gallop into battle and choose not to kill her enemies. It’s because, let’s be honest, of her looks — when she takes off her glasses, stops being that dowdy Diana Prince in a buttoned-up shirt and blossoms into her barely clad self.

Which raises the question, even accepting that she is an exaggerated character in an exaggerated world: Is that really the message we want to send about female empowerment to our daughters in an era when there are a number of fully clothed, notably powerful female role models?

Feminists believe that women choosing to dress in ways that men find attractive is somehow degrading to women. There has always been more than a tinge of man-hating to feminism, and I think feminists grit their teeth when women make an effort to make themselves appealing to men. 

Perhaps their influence was reflected in the costume for the new Wonder Woman, where skin is hidden with painted rubber ballast.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.