Try changing a girl’s birthday party theme from Beauty and the Beast to Wonder Woman in just three days, and you will know that it is no small feat. First of all, hats off to the little girl who could convince her parents to do so and secondly, it’s just amazing to see how this blockbuster movie is gearing the minds of young girls towards positive female role models.
A different bedtime story
Whether it is Cinderella, Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, conventional fairy tales for young girls just reinforce the stereotype of women. But, with an icon like Wonder Woman, girls can aspire to be more than just a damsel in distress who is waiting for her Prince Charming to come and rescue her from “the big bad wolf”. Instead, like Wonder Woman herself, they can fight their own battles and become a symbol of strength and power. Surely dads all over the world would rather choose to read a bedtime story like this one, and watch their young daughters grow up wanting to become more than just a princess.
An even playground
News revealed that the director of the movie, Patty Jenkins received an inspiring note from her producer about how the movie has made an impact on kindergarten children. With a young boy desiring a Wonder Woman lunch box instead of his once favourite Iron Man one, and a little girl wanting to be renamed as Woman Woman, it is definitely a different story than when you were a child. Thus, It is soon becoming an even playground for children and though it may seem small in the eyes of adults, change at a young age is of utmost importance and often exercises the most influence.
A boost for female leadership
If you have watched the movie, you will know how many parallels you can draw from Wonder Woman to the professional world and there is plenty to learn. Whether it is carving a niche for yourself, or having a clear goal and knowing what your strengths are. So, even if it is a huge battle in the boardroom, one should never be found without the appropriate weapons and armour of confidence, surety and fearlessness.
Such lessons prove that Wonder Woman is more than just a box-office hit. So, after this much awaited and impressive film, it is obvious that the upcoming Justice League has big shoes to fill.