Gal Gadot is not here for your gender stereotype bullshit. On Tuesday morning, after reading an article in Romper — “My Son Is Busting Gender Stereotypes, But I’m Nervous for His First Day of School” — the actress and Jewish mom took to social media to share her support for a 5-year-old boy wearing a Wonder Woman backpack.
In the article, Florida mom Katie Alicea shares how her kindergarten-bound son picked out a Wonder Woman backpack. She writes, “I admittedly have some fear for my sweet Isaac. For how the world can treat someone who doesn’t easily fit into stereotypes or who blazes their own path instead of following everyone else.”
She continued, “After he chose the Wonder Woman backpack, I asked if he was sure, not because the backpack bothered me, but because I imagined Isaac being made fun of at a new school when he has been so desperate to make new friends.” Alicea explains how she and her husband have tried to teach her sons to make sure they follow “whatever interests them regardless of stereotypes or gender roles.”
And this story reached none other than Wonder Woman herself, Gadot. On Instagram, Gadot wrote, “Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope Issac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. 🙅🏻♀️ #WonderBoy”
“WHY ARE WE TRYING TO GET OUR BOYS TO LIVE IN A MUTED WORLD OF BLUES, BROWNS, AND GREENS, WHERE IT’S FINE IF THEY PLAY WITH GUNS AND TRUCKS, BUT NOT WITH BARBIES?” Just read this article about breaking gender stereotypes by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope Issac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. 🙅🏻♀️ #WonderBoy
Gadot’s caption starts in all caps, quoting from Alicea’s essay: “Why are we trying to get our boys to live in a muted world of blues, browns, and greens, where it’s fine if they play with guns and trucks, but not with Barbies?”
We hope that 5-year-old Isaac confidently rocks his Wonder Woman backpack — he actually has Wonder Woman supporting him, after all. He’s about to be the coolest kid in kindergarten.