Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wonder Woman Anecdotes


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Wonder Woman has been smashing the box office in true Diana Prince fashion, and director Patty Jenkins posted about how it's positively affecting young children.  

On June 12, 2017, on Twitter, Jenkins (left) shared a note her producer sent her about how a group of kindergarten students reacted to the superhero film within a week of its release.
 
The note detailed a catalog of anecdotes from both female and male students who enjoyed the blockbuster.
 
The note says the author works at a kindergarten. Since the writer has not come forward publicly yet, the stories are not verified.

Still, they do go a long way in illustrating how important it is for children to see strong, intelligent, powerful women lead films, particularly in the superhero universe so often dominated by men.
 
Here's that listing:
 
On Monday, a boy who was obsessed with Iron Man, told me he had asked his parents for a new Wonder Woman lunchbox.
 
A little girl said "When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana".
 
This girl had her parents revamp her Beauty and the Beast birthday party in THREE DAYS because she simply had to have a Wonder Woman party.
 
Seven girls playing together during recess on Tuesday, saying that since they all wanted to be Wonder Woman they had agreed to be Amazons and not fight but work together to defeat evil.
 
There is this one girl that refuses to listen to you unless you address her as Wonder Woman.
 
Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor bc she 'wanted to be ready if she needed to save the world.' The teacher laughed and said it was okay, and the next day the girl came dressed as Wonder Woman and not a single kid batted an eye.
 
They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could come as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies.
 
This kid got angry and threw a plastic car over his head and a girl gasped 'LIKE IN THE MOVIE'.
 
A boy threw his candy wrapping in the floor and a 5-year-old girl screamed 'DON'T POLLUTE YOU IDIOT, THAT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MEN IN T[H]EMYSCIRA'.
 
On Wednesday, a girl came with a printed list of every single female superhero and her powers, to avoid any trouble when deciding roles at recess.
 
I was talking to one of the girls that hadn't seen the movie, and the next day she came and very seriously told me "you were right, Wonder Woman was way better than Frozen".
 
"ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it", wrote Jenkins. "Thank you to whomever wrote it!!" Wow!!!

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