Skip to comments.War over ‘sexist’ Queens statue
Posted on 12/09/2012 8:01:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
Civic Virtue has become a Greek tragedy.
Queens residents are protesting the citys plans to banish a controversial sculpture to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn which would be the second move for the classic, 90-year-old monument that pols have slammed for decades as a sexist eyesore.
The Triumph of Civic Virtue depicts a nude male warrior symbolizing civic virtue trampling two women, the sirens of vice and corruption.
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Welcome to the 21st century — vice and corruption are supposed to win, and males are supposed to get trampled.
It's not that they represent women that's bothering them, it's that they represent NY politicians.
It would probably be ok if it was a woman trampling
two men. Anyway sirens were historically women because
of their appealing voices.
I hate this PC crap
It’s only vice and corruption when women do it. It’s virtue when guys do it.
Here's a wiki link.
Betcha if the guy was trampling a couple of nuns (or other representation of a female Christian), many of the same crowd would be clamoring to protect it.
I think the sculpture rocks, btw.
>>I hate this PC crap<<
I go out of my way to use non-PC language. When I am forced to use it, it is always with a snicker.
Then why is Satan always depicted as a male? For God's sake, what's next? Are we going to rewrite the Medusa as a male just so the PC crowd doesn't get it's panties in a wad? It's a piece of sculpture done in the classical style. You have to work really hard to be offended by it. I sincerely hope you were joking.
The same idiots who are protesting this are the ones demanding that we protect the “freedom of expression” for sacriligeous portrayals.
Forgot the >/sarc tag. Sorry
Men don't have any rights?
Imagine a statue of a man and woman and their children crushing two females. Now how would you interpret that....and what are the chances of that happening??
But art at a major museum depicting God and dung in the same breath....that's okay??
The male nude is gay. The two "females" were formerly known as Chuck and Barry before their sex change operation.
Well honey, if women want to create a rich tapestry of myths and if a woman wants to carve a wonderful statue based on those myths we men certainly won’t mind. Complaining about the men who actually did those things is easier and more satisfying though.
I miss the days when women were women (and gloried in being women) and didn’t sound like perpertually jealous little brothers.
Males created the statue, which depicts sirens as women because males created the myths.
When a man first came up with the idea of a siren, who lures you with its beautiful voice/form to your destruction, he made it female.
Because it had to be. Because heterosexual men are very unlikely to be lured to their deaths by a male voice, no matter how melodic. Men would be yelling “shut the hell up, will you” from passing ships. You’d end up “luring” in a bunch of angry guys who wanted to chop your head off.
Male sirens...now there’s a truly horrifying mythical creature.
They certainly don't want their artistic labors ending up in a cemetary or at the bottom of the East River.
So much for those age-old sexist paintings of the Blessed Virgin Mary prostrated at Jesus' feet under the cross.
It was sarcasm. Forgot the </sarc tag
I should have realized that. You are quite sensible. What are you doing up? Isn’t it 4 AM where you are?
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