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'Fearless Girl' arrives in Melbourne
This statue seems to be particularly pleasing to feminists and anti-capitalists generally. As such it would be a good target for retaliation against the attacks on historical statues that have been mounted by Leftists.
If Leftists can attack and deface statues and memorials of Australia's early settlers, why should not patriots attack and deface images valued by the Left? It would be an important message to Leftists that they should be wary in their constant recourse to violence lest they ignite retaliatory violence against themselves and what they value. It needs to be made clear to them that they don't have a monopoly of violence
The sort of thing that could be done would be to plaster red paint over the statue and add a message: "Beware the blood-lust of socialism". But conservatives are kind and forgiving people so I doubt that anything like that will happen
A bronze statue which has become a powerful symbol of gender equality has been unveiled at Melbourne’s Federation Square.
The ‘Fearless Girl’ statue was revealed to excited crowds at the landmark this morning, with many praising the creation as an “inspiration.”
The creation was unveiled this morning. (Nine/Supplied)
“I think it’s really good that the statue is in Australia, because it can inspire young girls to make a difference,” one member of the gathering crowd said.
The sculpture, by US artist Kristen Visbal, is an exact replica of one installed in New York City to oppose the Wall Street bull two years ago.
“She should symbolise supporting women in leadership positions, equality, equality of pay, the general wellbeing of women,” Ms Visbal said of her artwork.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is one of three companies who joined forces to buy the statue for the city, ahead of International Women's Day on March 8.
A total of 25 statues will be produced and placed across the globe.
By JR on Thursday, March 07, 2019
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