Do you think the statue depicts sexual assault?
A group of French feminists are demanding that an iconic World War II statue be removed because it depicts a sexual assault.
The statue was created by sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr. and was crafted in the likeness of a famous photograph of an American sailor kissing a nurse at the end of the war. The group, Osez Le Feminisme, claims that the statue depicts sexual assault because the sailor wasn’t given verbal consent prior to the kiss, and they’re demanding that it be removed, according to National Review.
The statue, called “Unconditional Surrender,” was placed at the Caen Memorial Museum and stands next to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It will remain at location for the next 12 months, unless of course the feminist group gets their way.