Feminists Criticize Recently Unveiled Medusa Statue in Manhattan

Feminists Criticize Recently Unveiled Medusa Statue in Manhattan


A recently unveiled sculpture of Medusa in New York City is drawing the ire of some feminists, who are asking why a man created a piece of art meant to honor the #MeToo movement.

The Greek mythological statue clutching the severed head of Perseus, called “Medusa with the Head of Perseus,” was unveiled in Collect Pond Park, located across the street from the Manhattan courthouse where Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault, the New York Times reported.

While some have praised the sculpture as being a powerful image of the #MeToo movement, it has drawn criticism from some feminists who question why the work was created by a male sculptor.

#Metoo was started by a Black woman, but a sculpture of a European character by a dude is the commentary that gets centered? Sigh. https://t.co/q36rohNxsG

— Wagatwe Wan-spooky 👻 ἟ 🇸 (@wagatwe) October 9, 2020

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