Sometimes the seed of change can start with a simple conversation, though it helps when that conversation involves people like Peggy Carter and Wonder Woman.
Well, Hayley Atwell and Gal Gadot to be exact. Youtube user Lion El put together a video that shows how one conversation can affect change over time. The two actresses were part of a panel back in 2015 when a male fan approached the microphone a bit nervously. He talked about how he wore a Wonder Woman shirt in public to which he received some ignorant cristicim saying "you can't wear a Wonder Woman shirt".
To that Gal Gadot said "of course you can, of course, you can!' with a giant smile. Atwell put it into perspective, saying "Well you're going to be the inspiration. You're going to be the hero that says women are great". Gadot chimed in with "Trendsetter", to which Atwell echoed "and the trendsetter, exactly. So we love you, you're fantastic."
He was very touched by the conversation, and others were as well. In 2016 someone praised Gadot for the role she played in that, and things have changed drastically since then. As Lion El shows in a montage of various podcasts, videos, and images, Wonder Woman has become a fixture on shirts, hats, and jackets everywhere, including plenty of men repping the classic logo and colors.
Sure it's not completely due to this one conversation, but conversations like this have happened over the past few years more and more, and that stigma of a male can't celebrate a female character has worn thin and seems to finally be dissipating. Ignorant people will always have a problem with it, but just remember that they're stuck with their ignorance and it isn't your problem.
Rock that Wonder Woman symbol proudly folks!
You can view the official synopsis for Wonder Woman below.
Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).
The DCEU continues with Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.