In honor of International Women’s Day, Kristen Visbal created a statue called Fearless Girl, an image of a girl, hands on hips, striking a defiant pose. This image was then placed in from of another statue called Charging Bull (the one that represents Wall Street and America’s economic might). Fearless Girl recast Charging Bull as a symbol of misogyny, with the Girl acting as a symbol of “women in leadership.”
Conservative radio host Dennis Prager has recently spent a fair chunk of airtime expressing his annoyance at President Trump’s conservative critics. On May 18, 2017, he listed several conservative Trump critics who had participated in his (excellent) Prager University YouTube project: Jonah Goldberg, Bret Stephens, Bill Kristol, etc. He then asserted that, while he admires these men greatly, they do not understand the threat coming from the left. By way of example, he said something like, I bet they don’t know that there are school rooms in this country where the teachers are not allowed to call the schoolchildren boys and girls. Then he said something even more interesting: “We are at war.”
In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Henry Higgins says that we Anglophones should be proud of English because it’s “the language of Shakespear[e] and Milton and The Bible.” Since the Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, it’s a laugh line, but it also makes a serious point: The greatness of English is largely due to its rich literary heritage.
Jackson Pollock was a twentieth-century American abstract painter. If you don’t know about painting (or haven’t seen the biopic starring Ed Harris), Pollock became famous as the guy who drizzled paint onto canvasses in a way that is kind of beautiful and kind of like what my two-year-old-daughter did when she was supposed to be taking a nap.
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