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A Bronze Statue Was Criticized by Italian Women Politicians Who Called It Sexist

01.10.2021
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A Bronze Statue Was Criticized by Italian Women Politicians Who Called It Sexist

In Italy, a bronze statue of a woman unveiled in the commune of Sapri has been criticized for sexism and obscenity.

The monument, created by Emanuele Stifano, was presented on Saturday 25 September. The ceremony was attended by the former Prime Minister of Italy who has been implicated in a sexist scandal. The figure of a woman in an open transparent dress depicts the heroine of the poem. And according to some, her clothes are too tight-fitting and make her almost naked. And thus humiliates women. The Gleaner of Sapri was written by the 19th-century poet Luigi Mercantini who is a participant in the revolution of 1848-49 and a supporter of the leader of the liberation movement of the Italian people.

The new sculpture has outraged women politicians who demanded to remove it. They said that the portrayal of the heroine does not reflect the struggle and dedication of the Italians and distorts the role of women in history.

A Statue of a Woman, Recently Unveiled in Italy, Was Called Sexist

In response, the creator said that if everything depended on him, the statue would be completely naked, just because he loves the human body. The sculptor added that the transparent design was approved by local authorities.

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