Ancient Egyptian culture is today celebrated and merchandised in thousands of different ways. Should we be offended by the "Luxor" hotel and casino in Las Vegas? Is it terribly insensitive of a woman to dress like Cleopatra at a Halloween party?
I agree that it's hardly a work of great art, but I don't think it was ever intended to be. Nevertheless, there is no point in debating what "art" is and isn't ugly because it's a matter of personal taste.
I've no problem with your comment, just desired clarification of what you found to be offensive, and if you were kidding. I'm not offended by art I don't like, but that's me and to a certain degree semantics.
I get where you are coming from, it's just that the words "offended" and "offensive" have become politically supercharged and, when they are used in connection with a statue (and particularly in this thread), the logical inference is that the offence is associated with anything but the statute's aesthetics.
The dumbest part of this is - even if you could say that this person's name could be offensive - why wouldn't you just call him Bob instead of Robert or even he could use a different name for TV rather than just yank him off the air because he has an unfortunate name.
I assume youve been to Salem. Ya go into a restaurant and are served by warlocks or witches.cartoon Hype it is. Is any sad point of history to be ignored unless its got a huge body count like Gettysburg?? I think not.
The body count at Salem (not including pets and farm goats at Salem) was 162 trials with prison time for 150 , 27 people were executed or died in prison. The entire experience(including the Salem Museum) is run as a marketing exercise only.
I wonder how the idea of selling sombreros at the Alamo would be seen by San Antonians?
Can I point out again that Witches aren't real; nor are satyrs, fairies and gnomes
The hysteria over this in this thread comes from two conservative voices, one attempting to masquerade as a "liberal."
Ginally, the restaurant on the waterfront, out over the water, where we dined was first rate. The servers were hard working, cheerful and dressed as one would expect in a white table cloth restaurant. It was a pleasant end to day which had had a nasty overtone of tawdry, crass, money-grubbing poor taste.
The history of reproductive health care in the U.S. is fraught with racism, as white women’s reproductive health care access came at the cost of black and brown women’s lives. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a known eugenicist; the earliest forms of birth control were tested on Puerto Rican women, and black slaves were routinely purchased or rented by medical professionals to be tested on.
Now, a group of black women is calling for the removal of a statue in New York City that represents this dark history.
The Black Youth Project 100, an activist group founded in 2013, staged a protest against the statue of J. Marion Sims outside the New York Academy of Medicine on August 19. They photographed their protest in a now-viral Facebook post in which they explain the reason they are calling for the statue’s removal.
“J. Marion Sims was a gynecologist in the 1800s who purchased Black women slaves and used them as guinea pigs for his untested surgical experiments,” they wrote. “He repeatedly performed genital surgery on Black women WITHOUT ANESTHESIA because according to him, ‘Black women don’t feel pain.’”