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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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."
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