On social media earlier this week, a photo of a naked woman standing in front of underage boys went viral.
The picture memorialized an interactive art exhibit in the small Northern European nation of Estonia, wherein LGBT activist Mare Tralla does…
Well, I’ll let her Vimeo page explain it:
During the action ‘No ‘But’ Can Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!’ artist Mare Tralla covers up paintings and drawings by well known Estonian male artist Marko Mäetamm. The paintings depict sexist imagery of women. The slogans of Tralla’s cover-up read: “‘But he did not mean it this way!’ Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”, “‘But he is a nice guy!” Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”, “‘But he smiles always!’ Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”, “‘But this is his humour!’ Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”, “‘But he loves his wife!’ Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”, “‘But he talks with a soft voice!’ Can Not Be Used as an Excuse for Sexism!”
Here’s a censored version of the photo (the Vimeo page offers the whole kit and caboodle…of her danglies and thanglies — be warned).
— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) July 26, 2019
As I’ve said before, one way to quickly convince people you’re nuts is to get naked in the process of trying to make a political point. In my view, it’s never a productive strategy.
The interactive show lasts about 8 and a half minutes. Mare — who’s wearing some nifty yellow poolside sandals — strips buttcrack-nekkid and proceeds to walk around and cover up “sexist” images.
Some school administrators thought it was a good idea for kids to peep Mare’s crevasses and knobs, hence the photo.
On Vimeo and Twitter, some are calling it child abuse and questioning how different things would be if the sexes were reversed.
“She should be put in jail for undressing in front of all those kids.”
“She should be arrested… But it does depend on where the laws of where this happened. The reality is she is promoting sexism by doing such things. A man does that in the UK and hes going on the sex offenders register, he may even spend some time in Prison. But she would likely get away with it and she knows it.”
“It may be art, but it’s still pathetic, disgusting, and irresponsible. Most art is garbage.”
“Why should she be arrested? It’s art. Have you never been to a nude beach?”
She should be locked up and have to register as a sexual predator. Any man in the world would. Equality works both ways.
— John Hammer (@JHammerist) July 26, 2019
Should be in jail. This isn’t art, had a male done the same exact thing he would be in jail. She wants equal treatment? Well jail it is then 🤷🏼♂️
— 0ht3 (@0HT3) July 26, 2019
Ahhh double standards. She should be arrested.
— Jason Bourne (@MynamebJasonG) July 26, 2019
But at least one Vimeo viewer believes showing babes in the buff is a parent’s responsibility:
“EVERYONE IS BORN NAKED IF THOSE ‘CHILDREN’ HAD NEVER SEEN A NAKED FEMALE BEFORE, THEIR PARENTS HAVE FAILED THEM.”
Others labeled it child abuse:
“This isn’t art. This isn’t normal. This isn’t okay. This is child sex abuse.”
This feminist should be charged with indecent exposure in front of a minor. This is disgusting. This isn’t art. It’s exploitation of a child. Where are these kids’ parents?!
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) July 26, 2019
“This woman is sexually abusing children. She should be arrested.”
Is it different when it’s boys viewing women rather than the other way around?
Some people took an altogether different approach, eschewing the issue of children and abuse altogether:
— Adam Troy Ellis (@Amakerile67) July 26, 2019
Still not enough pic.twitter.com/etKKQ0ceGH
— Darth Gifer.. 🇺🇸 (@Janak183) July 26, 2019
What do you think about the nutty nekkid lesson in art and chauvinism? Is it abusive?
Please let us all know in the Comments section.
See 3 more pieces from me:
Find all my RedState work here.
Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.
If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”