A little dog: an emblem of male fragility

30 Jun

(Originally posted to the Community section at MyMedia)

Male artist makes a statue of a little dog raising its leg to pee, and places it so that its aiming at the feet of the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street.

He says it’s not an anti-feminist statement, but a protest because the Girl is ‘interfering’ with the work of another artist (the creator of the Wall Street Charging Bull).

Never mind that the Girl is there for a limited time (extended to February 2018), after which it’ll be shunted somewhere else, out of view.

Call me whatever you want, but I find it incredibly amusing that the little, innocent, peeing dog, was designed specifically to interfere (not interact) with the work of another artist (the creator of the Girl). Irony, dead.

Also endlessly amusing: the peeing dog creator didn’t get a permit, and removed his work after about three hours–presumably, just long enough for people to post images to social media, and to get feminists riled up–because he didn’t want someone (cops, maybe?) to ‘take it.’

Male fragility, what you gonna do?

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4 Responses to “A little dog: an emblem of male fragility”

  1. Lori 30/06/2017 at 8:21 PM #

    When I saw that, I thought how sad that a grown-ass man in America is that afraid of a little girl. But then, I’m starting to think that most of them are.

    • azteclady 30/06/2017 at 11:09 PM #

      Sadly, if not most, at least a large enough percentage that they are the most visible group of men in the country.

  2. Jules Jones 01/07/2017 at 4:28 AM #

    I’m cynical enough to wonder from your description if his main motivation wasn’t even his own misogyny, but a deliberate attempt to exploit other men’s misogyny for commercial benefit. It’s certainly a way for an artist to get a great deal of free publicity.

    • azteclady 01/07/2017 at 8:37 AM #

      Considering that he posed with this little dog for at least one of the images published, and that no one (before or after) had heard of him, it’s a thought that occurred to me as well.

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