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A disgusting, degrading, and sexist statue has finally been exposed for what it is. The statue, erected at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, depicts a man propping his foot on a bench to speak to a woman, also sitting on the bench.
A harmless display representing typical college fraternization, right? Wrong.
— Cathy de la Cruz (@SadDiego) May 22, 2015
From Washington Examiner:
That tweet went viral over Memorial Day weekend. It all started when Ash Hernandez saw the statue on her way to take a teacher’s certification test. She was so outraged that she ran back to her car to get her phone to snap a picture.
“The sculpture just screamed mansplaining,” Hernandez told Women in the World, a New York Times affiliate.
Hernandez is a goddamn social heroine. Notice how the man is quite literally talking down to the woman (an act known as “mansplaining”), who is posed in a submissive position. Also, notice how her head is level with his penis, suggesting that women live only to satisfy their male superiors with unreciprocated oral sex.
This statue is so sexist that the mere sight of it has brainwashed my fragile, easily-persuaded male mind into thinking I am better than all women. Upon seeing it, I abruptly stood up in my cubicle and loudly demanded that the TSM writers be paid less than me. I then sprinted to a nearby high school and yelled at girls in the hallway to stop distracting their male classmates with their exposed shoulders. Hussies.
I clung to only a few remaining shreds of sympathy for members of the female gender after four years of fraternity life taught me to hate them — because that’s what frats do, you guys. Then this statue comes along. God help us poor, close-minded men..
[via Washington Examiner]