The Tundra Tabloids presents photos of female statues in Finland dressed in the burqa, in preparation for International Woman’s Day!
The Veiling of Sculptures in a Europe-wide campaign – The veiled sculptures Campaign March 7, 2008
Monument: “Statue of Minna Canth“, by Lauri Leppänen (1951), Minna Canth (born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnsson, 1844) was a Finnish writer and social activist. Her work addresses issues of women’s rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women’s aspirations.
Monument: “Lilja-statue“, Red Granite, by Wäinö Aaltonen, 1927, This statue is the first public art purchase of the city of Turku. It depicts the heraldic symbol of Turku which is lily, (fin. lilja, which is also female name:). Since 1929 it have had an important role.
Hats off to the Finns that took the time to brave the cold Finnish air in the wee hours of the morning to symbolically dress these Finnish statues in the garb of oppression. Hopefully it will give the many Finns that saw them food for thought. No matter how many apologists for Islamic oppression of women there may be, there are many more who truly understand the role Islam plays in keeping women in a subservient role in society.
KUDOS to all, and may International Women’s Day be a true day of championing female liberation from the burqa everwhere,! See em all. *L* KGS