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?
Yes and no. I’m home for Christmas to be with family and will go back after New Years.
Women who are women don’t mind admitting a depiction of vice filled women being eradicated. They know that women are powerful and they know that women who seek to destroy virtue are powerfully driven to destroy culture and civilization.
Good women are simply not threatened by this. Not in the least, just this current crop of baby and family killers.
Kids need to read the classics in school. They do around here. Takes their interest in stupid pop literature and tramples it like a graak god trampling a couple of sirens.
Greek gods too.
Good to hear. I’ll be home with mine in about a week. Happy Hanukkah and a safe and Happy New Year.
I was reminded how censored society has become yesterday, when my 25 year old son and I sat down and watched old youtube vids of Art Linkletter and Bill Cossby doing kids say the darndest things. Most of this could never air on television today.
>> 90-year-old monument that pols have slammed for decades as a sexist eyesore.
But it’s art? The Taliban destroys art that it deems offensive.
... excepting rap music, where it is perfectly ok to depict women as 'hoes' and 'bitches' ... and politicians are worried about a 90 year old allegorical statue. Somehow, I don't think the statue is the problem.
Many Queens residents are apparently ignorant when it comes to Greek mythology (among other things). I’m willing to bet that a large percentage of ‘em are 0bama voters.
Time to portray Satan as female. It's the PC thing to do.
Women scare me (and I'm a female)
That's a seriously clumpy statue.
As to the original statue in this thread...
Please move it to my front lawn.
Uhm, unless one knows what the statue is about, it’s likely to be seen as a man trampling two women. Flame away, but I can see why it’s offensive. Would a statue of a woman walking on two men be O.K. with the posters on here? I doubt it. Given the state of our education system, I’m not surprised people don’t know what it means.
Hadn't even noticed it! It appears to be an ad for the roadshow of the Broadway musical "Wicked", a recent adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that features the witch.
When women finally figure out that they OWN abortion, this statue will seem like a depiction of Hello Kitty getting her purse snatched.
They’re lucku they don’t go after Lady Liberty 10 miles to the southwest fro being a girl.
THE MAN KEEPING HER DOWN: Civic Virtue (the dude) steps on vice (the woman).
I should add, that when the installation of the statue was publicized, one of my friends commented, "That's the taxpayer on the bottom."
It may not have occured to you, but more men support abortion than women.
Oh men support it!
Yep. They’re vocally quiet about it, they are complete and utter wimps about it, for the vast majority, except those who are doing trmendous work against it.
Women, however, own it.
Oh, O.K. I guess that explains why there are more women in pro-life organizations than men....
One - yes, it does.
Two - It explains why there are moe women in pro abortion organizations than men.
men stay out of it. But they think they’re not affected by it. They are.
And. . . That’s it. Should there be more? There isn’t.
This issue is so simple.
I am under the impression that 55 million abortions in 40 years deserves more insight than, whatever, but it is still a free country.
Maybe in your clouded world it’s still free, but not in mine.
Well, you’re free to say “whatever” about this monstrosity.