February 10, 2014

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Wellesley students: Please censor art to protect our feelings. “Others make statements that seem to indicate that it is the whiteness and maleness of the subject of the sculpture that is the problem. One talks about ‘the power of the nearly nude, white, male body to disturb and discomfit,’ while another complains that ‘Mr. Matelli comes from a place of great privilege which has apparently been used to place a sculpture of the white male body on campus. I find it weirdly invasive.’ Readers can be forgiven for finding this explicit hostility towards a given race and sex to itself be a bit discomfiting.”

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