The release of Wonder Woman was met with feminist praise and the birth of little girls’ super dreams. The film--the first big budget superhero movie directed by a woman--has gained incredible box office success. Between the path it clears in the industry and the doors it opens in minds across the world, the impact of Wonder Woman is hard to predict.
Making Wonder Woman Dreams Come True
One group is making sure the impact is far reached. Legion of Women Writers is co-leading a fund to raise money for girls’ Wonder Woman tickets. Intent on not leaving anyone out of the cultural impact of the film, a GoFundMe campaign was launched with a goal of $1,200. The GoFundMe says they’re raising money for “70 high-school aged girls from Girls Inc. of NYC to celebrate the first standalone female superhero film.” They go on to explain that “Wonder Woman has been a cultural icon since her creation in 1942, and [a] symbol to girls and boys that a woman can be strong, bold, and compassionate.”
The group surpassed their original goal of $1,200. After setting a stretch goal of $5,000 they reached that too! The extra money will be given to Girls Inc of NYC to help send young women to college and afford their freshman year tuition.
Girls Inc is a group striving to help young women lead healthy lives, achieve academically, pursue and understand STEM fields, navigate media messages, and much more. Legion of Women Writers is a network of professional woman working in media and entertainment. Their goal is to influence positive change, representation, and create better opportunities for women media and entertainment.
Wonder Woman is a culmination of representation, positive change, and opportunity in the industry. You already know how we feel about the film, and we would highly encourage anyone who has not yet made their way to the nearest theater to do so!