A chump like Weiner was involved, enough said.
Welcome to the 21st century — vice and corruption are supposed to win, and males are supposed to get trampled.
posted on 12/09/2012 8:06:32 AM PST
(Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
The Triumph of Civic Virtue depicts a nude male warrior symbolizing civic virtue trampling two women, the sirens of vice and corruption.
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
posted on 12/09/2012 8:12:47 AM PST
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
It’s only vice and corruption when women do it. It’s virtue when guys do it.
posted on 12/09/2012 8:16:39 AM PST
(Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
Well, it would definitely be a welcome addition at Green-Wood. For those not from the area, Green-Wood is a really old cemetery with a who's who of historical New Yorkers -- predating Brooklyn being part of NYC for that matter -- back to the days when cemeteries were also parks where people could walk. It was a tourist attraction then, and there are bus tours of it now. (Though it was odd seeing the bus loading up off to the side of the gate as we were leaving after a service.)
Here's a wiki link.
posted on 12/09/2012 8:19:40 AM PST
by Tanniker Smith
(Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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.
posted on 12/09/2012 8:21:29 AM PST
Though a crucifix in urine is deemed arte extraordinaire by essentially the same crowd that would condemn this.
posted on 12/09/2012 8:38:13 AM PST
What's so sexist about this statue? It's Greek! FPS
The male nude is gay. The two "females" were formerly known as Chuck and Barry before their sex change operation.
To: ConservativeStatement; mickie; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; magnum force 1
Liberal, even non-liberal, artists will NEVER again do ANY piece of work with a woman depicted in less than a superior position to a male.....NEVER.
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.
posted on 12/09/2012 9:02:31 AM PST
(Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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.
posted on 12/09/2012 9:58:16 AM PST
(Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
>> 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.
posted on 12/09/2012 10:01:11 AM PST
by Gene Eric
(Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
At one time, it was a fountain. Hasn't had water for decades.
posted on 12/09/2012 10:08:47 AM PST
(POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
I see. The city is just following the Taliban's lead ...
posted on 12/09/2012 10:15:57 AM PST
by Liberty Valance
(Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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.
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