Slate’s DoubleX Gabfest discusses sexism, the United Nations, and Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman Might Be the U.N.’s Latest Ambassador, but the Organization Is Still Totally Sexist

Wonder Woman Might Be the U.N.’s Latest Ambassador, but the Organization Is Still Totally Sexist

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Nov. 7 2016 9:52 AM

How Come There Aren’t More Women at the United Nations?

The hosts of the DoubleX Gabfest discuss whether the U.N. is sexist.

The General Assembly Hall is the largest room in the United Nations with seating capacity for over 1,800 people. May 28, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.
The U.N.’s General Assembly room, New York.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the DoubleX Gabfest, hosts Christina Cauterucci, Hanna Rosin, and June Thomas discuss whether the United Nations is sexist.

This past October, the U.N. appointed Wonder Woman as its newest ambassador. The famed heroine, who turned 75 this year, will be the face of a new social media campaign aimed at empowering women and girls.

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But if the U.N. cares about women so much, then where are all the women in leadership and political roles? And what do the hosts have to say about the U.N. and sexism?

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Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer.

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.