Saturday, October 6, 2012

Blogger calls iconic WW II photo ‘sexual assault’

It has very little to do with the media except perhaps that it is an excellent way to draw attention to oneself. A blogger known as the Leopard (a pronounced  feminist and presumably also a woman) has written  that Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day in Times Square depicts a sexual assault. The Leopard has another good line to describe the appreciation of the picture. It was, she says  ‘The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture.’ If memory serves "the victim" in this cas, Edith Shaine, was interviewed a few times and never mentioned anything like that. But, of course, she was a product her time. Shain died in 2010 at age 91. Globe and Mail

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