Did anyone else feel this exact same way after seeing Wonder Woman?
NO WONDER WHITE MEN ARE SO OBSCENELY CONFIDENT ALL THE TIME I SAW ONE WOMAN HERO MOVIE AND I’M READY TO FIGHT A THOUSAND DUDES BAREHANDED
— meg s.s. (@megsauce) June 4, 2017
Turns out, Wonder Woman is empowering people of all ages, young kids included.
Director Patty Jenkins tweeted a list sent to her by a producer, of the reactions of a kindergarten within a week of the movie’s release.
Here are a few of our favorites:
-A little girl said ‘When I grow up I want to speak hundreds of languages like Diana’
-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.
-Another girl very seriously asked the teacher if she could ditch her uniform for the Wonder Woman armor because 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.
Read the complete list in Patty’s tweet.
My producer just sent me this… ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This makes every hard day worth it. Thank you to whomever wrote it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DzIaMueIh
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 11, 2017
The film’s box office profits are crucial to its technical success, but its impact on viewers is an even more important measure of success.
Social media has been blowing up with positive and empowering responses to the film and reminds us of the importance of representation. The words and actions of these kindergartners are just a small taste of the kind of impact a character can have. We hope that the film’s success will show Hollywood what we have been asking them to produce for years. Powerful role models build a powerful future.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.