What the U.S. Can Learn from Wonder Woman
Updated: Feb 17
NOTE: This Op-Ed originally appeared in Ms. Magazine Blog on June 19th, 2017. Reprinted with author's permission. "Although the Wonder Woman film checks the box on requisite action and stunts, it is ultimately a story with a deeper message about humanity, the good and evil that dwells in each of us and about what choices we make when faced with great suffering in this world. This film is a reflection on modern warfare and the tragedies of displacement, scarcity and mass killing that it produces. The movie is set in World War I, but it could just as easily be 2017.
The Wonder Woman film shows the agonizing reality of children and families who have been forced from their homes by war, but rarely have a safer place to go. In 2017, we are facing the largest global refugee crisis in history. According to the UN High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes globally. The staggering numbers of refugees today—more than half of whom are under the age of 18—surpasses the numbers in the aftermath of World War II." Read more here.