Posts tagged: censorship
“Warrior Within” by Jim Dault and Shala Dobson. Installed at Wasilla High School January 29, and under cover since the 1st of February due to concerns that it resembles female genitalia. Such a terrible message being sent here - that any work of art shaped like female genitalia needs to be censored.
Perhaps the name is too much for some to deal with as well - linking strength with femininity is almost taboo in our society. If this piece is too vulgar, what about such phallic structures as the Washington Monument?
The message I’m getting here is strength and power + male = good,
strength and power + female = bad. What are people so afraid of?
Read the story here: http://www.frontiersman.com/schools/under-wraps-wasilla-high-school-sculpture-covered-after-concerns-voiced/article_855dcbd2-5924-11e1-a773-0019bb2963f4.html