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Realistic statue of man in underwear freaks out women's college
KRMG ^ | February 6, 2014 | Rick Couri

Posted on 02/06/2014 7:52:51 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

300 students have signed a petition to have the creepy, yet lifelike statue removed.

In part, the petition reads;

"This highly realistic 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.

While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work in this space."

The Boston Globe reports the piece is called "Sleepwalker," it was put up to bring attention to the work of a sculptor named Tony Matelli.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: academicbias; anatomylesson; art; artcritic; artcriticism; everybodysacritic; feminazism; heterophobia; misandry; misanthropes; savethemales; sleepwalker; statue; tonymatelli; underwear; underwearstatue; wellesley
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1 posted on 02/06/2014 7:52:51 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
... it was put up to bring attention to the work of a sculptor named Tony Matelli.

Why would they want to? Is he some administrator's relative or boyfriend?

2 posted on 02/06/2014 7:55:45 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wow, that is an amazingly lifelike statue.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 7:57:36 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hillary’s Alma Mater. LOL.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 7:57:38 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Tax-chick

All those Art-History Major’s head to Firenze to see the statue of David first chance they get. What’s with a little underwear?


5 posted on 02/06/2014 7:58:27 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sorry womyn, it is ART. You like ART, right? Never censor ART, right?


6 posted on 02/06/2014 7:58:41 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus

Putting bananas on the menu for the school lunch would trigger thoughts regarding sexual assault for many at Wellesley.

7 posted on 02/06/2014 8:01:05 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Proper revenge would be to make a realistic statue of a woman in underwear and put it on the campus of a men's college.

Men's college? Do they have those anymore?

8 posted on 02/06/2014 8:02:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s the “man in underwear” part that freaks out the Wellesley...er, (alleged) women. If it had been a sculpture of alumna “Hillary in underwear,” they would howl, bark, and bray with approval.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 8:02:38 AM PST by twister881
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Interesting ...

10 posted on 02/06/2014 8:04:03 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community.”

Sounds like a promo for the “Women’s/ Gender Studies” major.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 8:04:27 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s the tighty-whities that make it creepy. It wouldn’t be as creepy if those were boxers.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 8:04:40 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I submit that it is a GIRLS college, not a WOMENS college. These are little girls, not adult enough to deal with a statue. Maybe they need to go home to mommy and their therapist.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 8:05:36 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: bigbob
Bad art. Although I do find the students' criticisms comical. This is Ron Mueck's far better art
14 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:11 AM PST by dangus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What creeps me out is that I know that guy. He works in an office downstairs. He’s my boss.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:28 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ok...who do I sue for the unauthorized use of my likeness?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:47 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Oldexpat

The way he’s wading through the snow is interesting.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:48 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I worked for Campbell-Ewald when we made a tv spot where a shirtless football fan is frozen and is carried off by his friends after the game ends.

The life sized prop created for this spot was incredibly lifelike and was stored inside the agency. Even though you know it's fake I can't begin to tell you how unnerving it was to get close to it. You always got the feeling it really was somebody and could spring to life at any moment.

18 posted on 02/06/2014 8:06:59 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

19 posted on 02/06/2014 8:07:14 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Replace their “art” with a Christian Cross and call it art.
Done and done.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 8:07:54 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I see what the problem is: He’s Caucasian. Just paint him black.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 8:09:02 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: bigbob

“Sorry womyn, it is ART. You like ART, right? Never censor ART, right?”

ART today can be a booger with a hair in it!

BTW; I’m a sleepwalker, REMBD, but I stay in the house,,,,, I think,,,,,…..


22 posted on 02/06/2014 8:09:05 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Any guys that kidded themselves that they are sexy at night in their oonderbars, you are not.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 8:09:13 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tax-chick
It creeps me out too.

Just because something's called "art" doesn't mean you want to look at.

"Lisa Fiscman is the director of the Davis Museum on the Wellesley College campus. She claims the statue has special meaning."

Maybe Lisa could just put it in her private collection. Maybe in her living room. Or maybe in her office.

24 posted on 02/06/2014 8:10:42 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

"Walk Of Shame"

25 posted on 02/06/2014 8:11:07 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth; All

You beat me to it! I was going to say, paint a cross on it somewhere and it’ll be gone within minutes!

And, it is EXTREMELY CREEPY! *SHUDDER*


26 posted on 02/06/2014 8:11:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Vigilanteman
Same artist.
27 posted on 02/06/2014 8:12:03 AM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I first realize how wacky college can be is when in the first few weeks I attended college some fraternity built a phallic snow man. A group of nags were walking back from some feminist meeting saw it and complained to the administration. They claimed they were “terrorised”, yes they used that word, by the snow phallus. For the next few weeks, there were hilarious letters to the editor. One satiric letterw wrote he was going hijack a plane with a cooler full of ice phallus. As someone commented on another site, when conservatives complain about a work of art they are charged as being philistines because art suppose to be challenging. Now we have a whole bunch of leftist, mostly lesbos, and they are complaining about a work of art challenging them.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 8:12:33 AM PST by C19fan
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To: yldstrk

“Oonderbars”? LOL!


29 posted on 02/06/2014 8:12:38 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: Savage Beast

Maybe the artist is Lisa’s relative or boyfriend.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 8:13:08 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Only 3 that I know of still exist, Hampden Sydney, Wabash, and Morehouse. Morehouse is traditionally black.

However some would add Jewish yeshiva and rabbinical schools to the list. There are quite a few of those.

My son graduated from Hampden Sydney.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 8:13:22 AM PST by kalee
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He looks like a homo. They should get rid of it, art or not.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 8:13:57 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Benito Cereno

At first I was thinking “Bill Clinton pick up the white courtesty telephone” but she may be more Hillary’s type....


33 posted on 02/06/2014 8:14:07 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: King_Corey
"These are little girls, not adult enough to deal with a statue."

Seems to me they are dealing with it just fine. They are asking politely for it to be removed.

34 posted on 02/06/2014 8:14:30 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: King_Corey
"These are little girls, not adult enough to deal with a statue."

Seems to me they are dealing with it just fine. They are asking politely for it to be removed.

35 posted on 02/06/2014 8:14:33 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cool....Hillary’s alma mater


36 posted on 02/06/2014 8:15:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What a joke. It’s a creepy statue but it has nothing to do with patriarchy/male domination/glass ceiling/all sex is rape/ bull$h!t pushed by man-hating feminazis.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 8:15:33 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: tx_eggman

Caption: My wife won’t launder my clothes thanks to Hillary.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 8:16:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Saw that on the local Boston news last night.The report said that some students object to it because it causes one to think of "sexual assault".I kid you not! It's weird...weird beyond belief,in fact.IMO that's reason enough to get rid of it.

But *sexual assault*? Gimme a break!

39 posted on 02/06/2014 8:16:32 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There is a large school of modern art that think the purpose of art is to piss off the largest number of people possible.


40 posted on 02/06/2014 8:16:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
"This highly realistic 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.

Well that's just heterosexist thinking and anti-male bigotry that has these wimyns' panties in a wad.

You can't go around in this world thinking that every man is a potential sexual predator anymore than you are permitted to roam around thinking every muslim is a potential terrorist or every black male a potential robber.

41 posted on 02/06/2014 8:18:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“..... it was put up to bring attention to the work of a sculptor named Tony Matelli. ...”

1. Shows that Mr Matellis has superb technical talents, but absolutely no artistic ones.

2. Shows that the college lib arts profs are just as untalented and unproductive as we imagined.

Who in h*ll allows such junk to be purchased...or even donated?


42 posted on 02/06/2014 8:20:25 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus

Putting bananas on the menu for the school lunch would trigger thoughts regarding sexual assault for many at Wellesley.”

Wellesley is full of “four year lesbians” - and I humbly suggest that any thoughts of a sexual nature induced by bananas probably would include something other than male/female rape.

Further this poster posteth not(my flame suit is being cleaned).


43 posted on 02/06/2014 8:20:33 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Tax-chick

lol, my kids loved that word.........


44 posted on 02/06/2014 8:21:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Revolting cat!; Daffynition
If it talked, THEN it would be creepy.



45 posted on 02/06/2014 8:22:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wonder what sort of reaction “Piss Christ” would get?


46 posted on 02/06/2014 8:24:34 AM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: Benito Cereno

They are statues of liberal...brain dead and zombie like!


47 posted on 02/06/2014 8:24:49 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nascarnation

IIRC, back in their Little Rock days, Hillary took the young ladies(term used casually) upstairs first.

Bill got ‘em later.


48 posted on 02/06/2014 8:27:24 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; GeronL
He looks like a homo. They should get rid of it, art or not.

Add some tranny attire and they would be forced to accept "him".

49 posted on 02/06/2014 8:28:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well its a statue and it can’t move.

That must mean that when they see it, they want to sexuality assault it (role reversal being an impossibility. )

I applaud them on acknowledging the immorality of their thoughts.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 8:28:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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