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Fear and Loathing at Wellesley
Wall Street Journal, by Lenore Skenazy

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Posted By:garnet, 2/13/2014 9:30:05 AM

A realistic-looking statue of a sleepwalking schlub in his underpants has caused an outrage at Wellesley, a women´s college in Massachusetts near Boston. The students are so disturbed that they want him—I mean, it—gone. Grab the smelling salts, ladies. This is not a prowler, it´s a piece of art. That distinction doesn´t seem to matter to the 700 angry and aggrieved students, alumni and others who in recent days have signed a petition demanding the removal of artist Tony Matelli's "Sleepwalker." They say that, while inanimate, the male image is nonetheless a "trigger"—a catalyst capable of stirring up anything from memories of sexual assault to fear of strangers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: calamity kate, 2/13/2014 9:41:14 AM     (No. 9730654)

I heart Lenore Skenazy. I frequent her blog Free Range Kids where she dissects the over-protective parenting culture we find ourselves in today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4poster, 2/13/2014 9:50:13 AM     (No. 9730673)

The statue is ugly. It is in the classic Zombi pose.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 52Mustang, 2/13/2014 9:52:06 AM     (No. 9730675)

My, my. Are these the same girls that want to share combat duties with the men?

My daughters would eat them alive!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grampus, 2/13/2014 9:53:10 AM     (No. 9730676)

Paint the statue black and the underpants lavender. Who would then dare to complain?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/13/2014 9:55:27 AM     (No. 9730679)

Aren´t these the same people who celebrate THE VAGINA DIALOGUES and the Mapplethorpe photos?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: G-Tom, 2/13/2014 9:58:18 AM     (No. 9730683)

Reverse the genders. How about a female figure at an all male school? How many sissy complaints would you expect? Probably the complaint would be that such a figure exploits women, ne-c´est pas?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/13/2014 9:58:21 AM     (No. 9730684)

Oh, for pity´s sake, would these women please pull on their big girl panties and deal with it!...or just ignore it. This silly reaction is brought on by a steady diet of Women´s Studies which includes an unhealthy dose of victimology.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OkieTom, 2/13/2014 9:58:45 AM     (No. 9730685)

# 5, I think it´s Monologues, but your point is valid, as are the other posters here, especially # 3!
I think it looks very real and am glad the pansy libs are in a tizzy.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/13/2014 10:02:06 AM     (No. 9730690)

No, No, No, poster #3. THEY don´t want to share combat duties with men, they want YOUR daughters to share combat duties with men.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/13/2014 10:11:14 AM     (No. 9730699)

A sleep walking female probably would not have offended them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Franz, 2/13/2014 10:12:41 AM     (No. 9730702)

Wellesley should make it official and offer a degree majoring in Misandry. That said, this "art" is on a par with large paintings of soup cans.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/13/2014 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9730760)

Good lord, bring the smelling salts! These self proclaimed future leaders of the free world are having ghe vapors!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/13/2014 10:50:13 AM     (No. 9730775)

My question is how many on campus have been busy placing scarves and stocking caps on the statue then taking selfies with it? I bet they vastly outnumber the professional grievance mongers and (fill in the blank) studies majors who find it offensive.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chefrandy, 2/13/2014 11:30:51 AM     (No. 9730850)

One would suspect they would be applauding this as their group think interpretation of most males. If he is not someone powerful enough to hitch onto, he is surely just another aimlessly wandering buffoon. What better way to symbolize that than with an out of shape, unattractive, stumbling, unaware male in his tighty whities.

Looks more like someone who has wandered out of a mental health or memory care center. THOSE are the people who should be offended.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: wendybird, 2/13/2014 11:35:04 AM     (No. 9730860)

Real men don´t sleep in their underpants.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Leshno, 2/13/2014 11:44:15 AM     (No. 9730883)

Thanks for the birthday laugh #4.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/13/2014 11:59:57 AM     (No. 9730917)

This statue is all about demeaning, degrading, and belittling white men and encouraging gayness and hence no babies. It´s not about art.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mabel normand, 2/13/2014 12:06:44 PM     (No. 9730928)

"They say that, while inanimate, the male image is nonetheless a "trigger"—a catalyst capable of stirring up anything from memories of sexual assault to fear of strangers."

Meanwhile, millions of non-privileged women simply get over things and go on about their lives.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: franq, 2/13/2014 4:02:26 PM     (No. 9731258)

Paging Gloria Allred.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/13/2014 5:08:45 PM     (No. 9731383)

Just because I don´t much care for the feminist politics at Wellesley doesn´t mean I have to oppose everything they say.

It´s a creepy statue. It should never have been put there in the first place. Take it down.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/13/2014 6:21:47 PM     (No. 9731477)

#8, you´re right. My mistake. Apologies.

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