On the Fifth Day of Censorship, the Censors Gave to Me…A Golden Chastity Key

…A Golden Chastity Key

Aristophanes’ “The Birds”
Catholic French Outrage
A Clear Channel Dove
and no art in Newark Library

 

Joy Crane’s chastity belt sculpture was too risque for the “family-friendly” Brookings Art Council Annual Juried Art Exhibit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

The sculpture depicted a chastity belt hanging from old, rusty iron hooks on a dungeon or torture chamber wall, inferring that people are still in the “Dark Ages” when it comes to women’s rights in USA and all over the world. The belt had a number of phrases on it such as “abuse,” “unequal pay” and “rape.” A golden key hung above the belt with the word “justice” next to it.

Anyone who believes that art is no longer powerful needs only take a look through the many instances — past and current — of censorship of art shows and libraries to see that is clearly not that case.

 

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One Response to On the Fifth Day of Censorship, the Censors Gave to Me…A Golden Chastity Key

  1. Pingback: On the Ninth Day of Censorship, the Censors Gave to Me…Nude Ladies Dancing « Blogging Censorship

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