Statue Featuring Medusa Holding Head Of Innocent Man To Be Installed In Manhattan In Honor Of #MeToo

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'If Manhattan is good for one thing, its feminist statues that poorly represent the ideals to which the espouse.

The Fearless Girl can move over, because liberal feminists in Manhattan will soon have a new statute to worship: One of Medusa holding the head of Perseus, an inversion of Benvenuto Cellini’s famous “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” sculpture created in the 16th century.

As the feminists behind the Medusa statue tell it, the statue is meant to portray Medusa “in a moment of somberly empowered self-defense.” They base their claim on Medusa’s backstory in Ovid’s “Metamorphosis,” which claimed Medusa was a beautiful priestess in the temple of Athena who was raped by Poseidon. Athena was angered by this but couldn’t punish Poseidon, so she turned Medusa into a hideous monster. This would mean Medusa was punished for being raped.'

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