Liberal college “feminists” develop the vapors over nearly-nude male statue

Posted by: ST on February 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Sleepwalker statue

The ”sleepwalker” statue.
Image via the Boston Globe.

And they say conservative women are fainting couch prudes? Via the Boston Globe (bolded emphasis added by me):

A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College has created a stir among the women on campus, especially as more than 100 students at the all-women’s college signed a petition asking administrators to remove it.

The statue, called Sleepwalker, is part of an art exhibit featuring sculptor Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum. The exhibit, New Gravity, features sculptures that are often reversed, upended or atomized.

However, the statue of the sleepwalker — which is hard to miss in a high-traffic area by both pedestrians and drivers near the campus center — has caused outrage among some students in just one day after its Feb. 3 installation. Zoe Magid, a Wellesley College junior majoring in political science, started a petition on with other students asking college president H. Kim Bottomly to have the statue removed.

“[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,” says the petition. “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.”

Davis Museum director Lisa Fischman wrote on Wellesley College’s official website that the sculpture was meant to evoke response.


However, Magid said over the phone Tuesday that Fischman’s response failed to address students’ concerns.

“We were really disappointed that she seemed to articulate that she was glad it was starting discussion, but didn’t respond to the fact that it’s making students on campus feel unsafe, which is not appropriate,” Magid said. “We really feel that if a piece of art makes students feel unsafe, that steps over a line.

Really. The pearl-clutching over this at Hillary Rodham Clinton’s all-girls  alma mater  is hysterical.  I thought feminists were supposed to have thicker skin than this?  It’s a statue. A tacky one, but a “piece of art” all the same.   What is it that makes them feel “unsafe”? The fact that the statue is nearly naked or … gasp … that it’s a reminder of  the dreaded “patriarchy”? Either way, grow a pair, ladies.  There are actually much more important, pressing things going on in the world that you might wanna tackle before waxing indignant over a harmless male sculpture.

Just sayin’.

Related – via NRO’s Kevin D. Williamson:  The Feminist Mystique

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6 Responses to “Liberal college “feminists” develop the vapors over nearly-nude male statue”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    These self-righteous twits are the very same ones who while away their time watching porn or really get off watching livestock get it on.

  2. Zippy says:

    In my home we have performance art.. Two males who don’t even bother to walk in their sleep that way, but do it awake. It’s a source of hysterical laughter to me. What will these girls do when they see it in person…. let alone having to launder these tighty whities.

  3. Carlos says:

    And fer cryin’ out loud, if these broads young women are as ugly and zit-faced as most young university women are, what makes them think any but the most desperate of young nerds would want to attack them? And if I remember correctly, Wellesley doesn’t have a whole bunch of males on campus anyway. Except, of course, for those employed doing jobs women won’t do.

  4. EBL says:

    The piece speaks to me. I think it represents voters who either stayed home or voted for Obama in 2012.

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    How much of a howl would it have produced had the object been female?

  6. Xavier says:

    The Virginia Beach dump, called Mt. Trashmore, has wooden cow silhouettes that are relocated every few days. Why can’t they do the same and place nappy dood in dorms, about to walk off a roof, or standing beside a lecture podium? Acclimating these girls to slovenly semi-naked males may be the best life lesson they get at college.