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In Germany? If you draw a Rabbit, you might go to jail!

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 04:57 pm
German Teen in Court for Drawing Rabbits on Blackboard
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,701034,00.html#ref=nlint
Quote:
As school pranks go, drawing rabbits on the blackboard may seem rather tame. But it has triggered a court case in the northern German town of Vechta where an outraged school teacher filed a legal complaint against the alleged offender, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, and accused her of spreading the vicious rumor that she suffered from rabbit phobia.

 
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 04:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
I object!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Rabbit phobia is a serious, serious issue. How dare that little whippersnapper mock it. If I so much as SEE an image of a rabbit, why I...

<looks up>

<spontaneously combusts>
Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
... an outraged school teacher filed a legal complaint ...

Outrage? Shocked Seems a tad over-the-top, but, hey, that's me.

Is there more to this issue than meets the eye?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:18 pm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/neary/db_bullwinkle-031.gif

Hold it right there moose, this is the Police, put down the hat and lay face down on the ground
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:19 pm
@sozobe,
Remember now, back in 2003, long ago and far away in New York, Diane and I - who had just recently met though we knew each other from a2k - went to a gallery I needed to see for business reasons, and then checked out the rest of the building. The gallery person, whom I don't remember very well, mentioned key galleries we should check out. But, out of the elevator, we spied one that called to us, I think called Phoenix gallery. Phoenix from a2k, we think, moving forward. What is in the broad expanse of glass but fabulous collages by an artist, Cecily Barth Firestein, collages I could have been happy with any one of if I'd had the bucks to buy, and her work wasn't very expensive as they were considered a printing process, however complex and individual. But in that window was one of a buncha rabbits... Dlowan!

We were drawn in like flies. (If I find the link again, I'll post it, probably have before).

On the recent issue, go, girl.... (even if you're phobic). Of course, maybe I don't understand all the details of the brew haha.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:29 pm
@ossobuco,
ok, here it is -

still salivates re her work.... http://www.cecilybarthfirestein.com/

The rabbits piece we saw -

http://www.cecilybarthfirestein.com/art/2002-03/manifyougotta.html
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:42 pm
@ossobuco,
http://www.cecilybarthfirestein.com/art/2002-03/manifyougotta.jpg
That collage would cause a mass murder for an entire group of leporiphobic sufferers.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:52 pm
remember kids, always check your sources, i didn't realize the picture did that, i thought it was just a simple pic of bullwinkle and his hat Evil or Very Mad
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 05:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
She didn't just draw rabbits; the picture was eerie.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 08:47 pm
@sozobe,
Rightly to be feared by one and all.
http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Rabbit-monty-python-380150_800_441.jpg
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 12:17 am
@kuvasz,
kuvasz wrote:

Rightly to be feared by one and all.
http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Rabbit-monty-python-380150_800_441.jpg


That cousin Flossie!! Didn't take **** from nobody!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 12:19 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

http://www.cecilybarthfirestein.com/art/2002-03/manifyougotta.jpg
That collage would cause a mass murder for an entire group of leporiphobic sufferers.


Why is that so unsettling?

They're all the same rabbit...except for the dead one. Or perhaps it has fallen in religious ecstasy?

Though we are not prone to that....

ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 01:11 am
@tsarstepan,
seen in person, her collages made fantastic sense; she may have written re this one.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 01:13 am
@DrewDad,
the picture is a collage, as all her prints are. She may be my favorite artist (and so what, but that matters to me).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 01:17 am
@ossobuco,
In any case, the title was
Man, if you gotta ask, you'll never know.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 03:41 am
@ossobuco,
A bit of a side issue to rabbits, I know, but I find Cecily Barth Firestein's work quite fascinating. Thank you for introducing me to her, osso. I will definitely investigate further.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 04:30 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Why is that so unsettling?

They're all the same rabbit...except for the dead one. Or perhaps it has fallen in religious ecstasy?

Though we are not prone to that....

It's not unsettling to me as I don't suffer from leporiphobia. Now deeply fundamentalist conservative bunnies that are prone to falling into religious fits of ecstasy? Now that's kind of terrifying!! Mad

Suicide bunnies wearing carrot bomb vests!! Evil or Very Mad
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 05:16 am
@tsarstepan,
Knowing a bit about German law, I'm certain that here, in Germany, no-one ever went to jail as a result of a civil court suit.

That's done here by criminal law.

For youths, we've juvenile criminal law. It really takes to lot get imprisoned under this law.

spiegel-online wrote:
In Germany, drawing rabbits on the blackboard can land you in court.
[...]
The court said the lawsuit refers to the "infringement of general personal rights according to ยง823 Clause 1 of the Civil Code in conjuntion with Article 2 Clause 1 of the Constitution."
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2010 05:20 am
@Walter Hinteler,
The relevant laws, as quoted by the court's spokeperson:

Quote:

[Civil Code]
Section 823

Liability in damages

(1) A person who, intentionally or negligently, unlawfully injures the life, body, health, freedom, property or another right of another person is liable to make compensation to the other party for the damage arising from this.



Quote:
[Basic Law ("Constitution")]
Article 2 [Personal freedoms]

(1) Every person shall have the right to free development of his personality insofar as he does not violate the rights of others or offend against the constitutional order or the moral law.
 

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