A city council in the UK is set to remove the statue of a British war hero after a Black Lives Matter inspired review determined that he represent colonialism and does not represent women and so-called ‘gender non-binary’ people.
Following nationwide Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, the Exeter City Council established an ‘equality impact assessment’ to determine whether the statue honouring famed British general, Sir Redvers Buller should be removed.
The review found that General Buller’s statue would negatively impact anyone who “does not define themselves in binary gender terms,” according to the Daily Mail.
“The General Buller statue represents the patriarchal structures of empire and colonialism which impact negatively on women and anyone who does not define themselves in binary gender terms,” the review stated.
“The consultation will need to ensure that the views of women, transgender and non-binary people are captured and given due weight,” it