Granted, this post is mostly for the pictures. So go ahead, indulge your visual synapses.
The subject is a weirdly lifelike statue of a male in his underwear, appearing in the act of sleepwalking. It was recently placed on the campus of Wellesley College in Massachusetts as part of the sculptor’s exhibit at Wellesley’s David Museum.
According to Talking Points Memo, students have started a petition to have the sculpture removed:
Zoe Magid, a junior at Wellesley, started a Change.org petition demanding the statue be removed from campus because many found it disturbing.
“The statue of the nearly naked man on the Wellesley College campus is an entirely inappropriate and potentially harmful addition to our community that we, as members of the student body, would like removed immediately,” the petition reads. “[T]his highly lifelike sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community.”
The petition had 319 signatures as of early Wednesday afternoon.
This is interesting to me. I went to college back in the dark ages, at a small, private, co-ed university. While in many ways we were really tame compared to college students today, …
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