Cracking The Wonder Woman Foundation

Cracking The Wonder Woman Foundation

So there's this website. Wonder Woman Foundation, run by a Joseph Armour. Inspired by the DC character, this is its mission.

We are teaching farmers various methods of soil preservation, irrigation and reseeding in ecologically damaged areas, building schools in poor, rural areas of the Americas and Africa that put an emphasis on global, multicultural history or teaching about various forms of birth control in third world countries. Our primary function however is to promote the liberation of men, women and children from the terrible problems that stem from antiquated religious philosophies and patriarchal fear, by educating them about alternatives…ALL human beings deserve to live on this planet without the threat of violation, physical or spiritual simply because of the body they were born in, the gender and/or sexuality they were born to or the region they were born in.

It also has plenty of backstory about the character. All very noble, and worthy of the donations it asks for. If it was real.

The first clue is the way it seems to appropriate Wonder Woman Day, now renamed Women Of Wonder Day, though here is no mention of that name change. And the way it is offering original artwork for sale – even though it is not actually available.

I asked Andy Mangels of Women Of Wonder Day and he told me that Joseph Armour has nothing to do with the celebration, and that the art used on the site is "appropriated" from past Wonder Woman

After being contacted a while back,  the site owner stated that this was a old school project that was never meant to go public. Except it is copyrighted this year, lists events from this year… and the website still hasn't been taken down.

Might be worth keeping an eye on this one.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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