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(SanDiego UnionTribune)   Next Saturday, a massive bronze statue depicting the iconic "sailor a kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War" picture will be unveiled in San Diego   ( ) divider line
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3649 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Feb 2013 at 1:45 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-09 01:52:41 PM  
5 votes:
Does Times Square get a giant bronze statue of 'Shamu biting her trainer' in exchange?
2013-02-09 02:38:27 PM  
3 votes:

picturescrazy: GORDON: Theaetetus: GORDON: El Freak: GORDON: I remember when for it to be rape the penis needed to make an appearance.

Good times.

Nobody said rape, moron.

No YOU are the one who is a moron.

Are you proud of that post?

No YOU are the one who is proud of it.

I know this is Fark but isn't it a little early to be that drunk?

YOUR FACE is the one that is drunk so early!
2013-02-09 02:16:35 PM  
3 votes:

natmar_76: wambu: In San Diego? WTF?

What is there in Olathe, KS? Because San Diego is the home of the Pacific Fleet, was the home of Top Gun for many years, is the home of the SEAL training program, and was one of the most important strategic points during WW2.

I mean, this may not have happened in San Diego, however San Diego did play a major role in WW2. And apparently NY doesn't want this statue there. FYI, it's kind of a silly looking statue. I've seen it in person. They should strip off the paint and weather treat it to stay bronze.

Is that where they teach them to balance the beach ball on their nose?
2013-02-09 06:20:35 PM  
2 votes:
Wow... This thread certainly went straight into incredible hyperbolic stupidity...

It's as if someone scooped up the entire audience from a viewing of The Vagina Monologues, a bunch of sign-wavers from an anti-circumcision rally, and half the Berkley membership from the Leche League, served them a bunch of meth and dumped them in one thread to watch the fireworks.


As you were....
2013-02-09 04:22:55 PM  
2 votes:
Raising the flag at Iwo Jima = vandalism.
2013-02-09 03:08:18 PM  
2 votes:

Oh_Enough_Already: I get the feeling that the vast majority of feminuts would honestly have preferred we lost WW2 than a sailor kissed a stranger because that was worse than either the Holocaust or Hiroshima.
2013-02-09 11:34:25 PM  
1 vote:

mmnessa: Frank N Stein: mmnessa: In spite of how enraged this comments section makes me, I'm glad it happened because this way I can tag all the Farker arseholes who are mysogyst, sexual assault apologists and make the world such a tough place for a woman to live in.
So thank you, farktrucks, for displaying your ugliness so out in the open.

Hahahaha yes.

Be proud of being someone so disgusting and alarmingly sexist on the internet. Surely, you're a lovely person in real life and no one will ever abandon you for being such a closeted arsewipe.

~*u makeng dah world such a bttah plaec maria*~*

Look, I'm sorry you have a victim complex and the world is against. Really, I am. It must be a terrible burden. But you're going to have to accept that people will always have different opinions from you. Some people just like the picture. And yes, I know the patriarchy isn't going smash itself, but you gotta pick you battles. And maybe even lighten up a bit and learn to laugh at yourself and your ideals. What a concept!

Also, I'm sorry your boyfriend dumped you. You can take off the emo glasses now.
2013-02-09 06:18:05 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: Prove to us the political affiliation of either person in that photo then.

The sailor had recently returned from what Tom Hanks so perceptively termed "a racist war" against the Japanese. Bear in mind that the Japanese had only been compelled -- totally against their will -- to bomb Pearl Harbor as a response to FDR's oil embargo against them, an embargo only levied against the Japanese in the first place in total misunderstanding of their benevolent intentions in subjugating half of Asia and of their civilizing activities in cities such as Nanking. This heterosexual white male sailor, flush with the triumphalism of his oppressor class, can only be assumed by contemporary standards to have been a conservative. The exact political affiliations of the woman he kissed are unknown, but qua woman she was part of an eternally victimized class of people, and in any event her active participation in the defence of her country probably aggravated the swaggering sexism of the sailor who (in common with every other single man of the time) regarded women as nothing better than domestic slaves, fit for childbirth and cookery but nothing else.

/there you go, the $75,000 I spent earning a sociology and poli-sci double major wasn't totally wasted, was it?
2013-02-09 04:15:23 PM  
1 vote:

Oznog: YOU painted it and it might as well have been made out of fiberglass. It looks like a Big Boy.
2013-02-09 03:14:14 PM  
1 vote:
came here for the herptyderp calling this rape, was not disappointed. idiots.
2013-02-09 03:09:48 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-09 03:09:10 PM  
1 vote:
Guys who agree this was sexual assault are just trying to get into women's pants by abusing trust.
2013-02-09 03:03:41 PM  
1 vote:
In regards to the whole sexual assault claim:


No. Seriously, STFU. You want to help women? Get off your fat ass and actually help women who are in danger right now. I don't care if the statue is a 200 ft tall statue of Bea Arthur being anally raped by Ron Jeremy. You'll do more to help women by donating time or money to a women's shelter than you will by biatching on the internet about a goddamned statue.

Start your white knighting here;
2013-02-09 02:55:52 PM  
1 vote:
The statue is merely a glorification of rape-culture perpetrated by the oppressive hegemonic patriarchy.
2013-02-09 02:23:13 PM  
1 vote:
It was a simpler time. Sexual assault was normal back then. Nobody minded.
2013-02-09 02:03:38 PM  
1 vote:

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?

San Diego is known for its conservative politics, the Rapepublican party is very strong there.
2013-02-09 01:58:36 PM  
1 vote:

2013-02-09 01:57:59 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-09 01:51:14 PM  
1 vote:

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm. didnt we find out before that those two people didnt know each other and he sort of forced himself on her?

like. we're making a shrine to the glorification of sexual assault?
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