One of the most beautiful, interesting, and historically rich places to visit in America is without a doubt, our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C.
I mean, you have the White House, the National Mall, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, a huge 45 foot tall statue of a naked woman…
Wait. Did I just say there’s a ginormous nude statue of a woman right smack in the middle of Washington, D.C.? In fact, that is precisely what I said, though the statue hasn’t been put there yet, but a group of women’s rights supporters are hard at work to raise enough money to get the monstrosity brought in and hope to leave it there until March.
Why in the world would they expose children and other decent people with morals to a massive statue of a nude woman? Equality of course!
via USA Today:
If you walk along the National Mall this November, you’ll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman.
The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, directly facing the White House until March 7 to promote women’s equality.
Organizers are trying to raise funds to transport the R-Evolution sculpture from San Francisco to Washington. They’ve gotten conditional approval from the National Park Service to have the structure on the grounds of the National Mall.
Event organizers have raised more than $21,000 in four days to transport the sculpture across the country and assemble it, although they still have a long way to go to meet their 30-day fundraising goal of $90,000.
The organizers have also put out a nationwide call for volunteers. After the event ends, the sculpture can remain on the Mall for four months, if it is guarded by volunteers at all times.
The sculpture was created by artist Marco Cochrane as part of The Bliss Project. He said the sculpture was meant to combat a culture that increasingly dehumanizes women and sexualizes the female form.
You can’t tell me the location for this statue, facing the White House, was in any way a coincidence. It’s quite clearly a not-so-veiled response to the left’s deeply held belief that our current president is a raging sexist.
But the real question to be asked here is why in the world does anything having to do with equality for women always involve them being naked? When feminists take to the streets in many places, they do so topless, exposing themselves and everyone else to their nakedness.
What exactly does this prove? Other than giving a very large percentage of men exactly what they want to see that is? Isn’t that feeding right into the sort of thing feminists claim to be fighting against? Surely they can find a way to voice their beliefs in a manner that is modest.
It’s much easier to take someone and their cause seriously when the individuals standing up for it, voicing their opinios, is clothed, sane, and able to hold a civilized conversation with a human being.
This statue is indecent and its placement smack in the middle of D.C., a highly trafficked tourist destination where whole schools take field trips, is wildly inappropriate.
Let’s hope these folks aren’t able to get the funds for this shenanigans or at least think better of putting this thing out in such a heavily populated place.