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Feb 06, 2014, 12:49PM

Bizarrely Life-Like Statue Traumatizes Wellesley Students

Part of Tony Matelli's "New Gravity" exhibit. A Change.org petition is circulating for the statue's removal: "[T]his highly lifelike sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community." More at TPM.

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  • People who claim to be triggered by the sight of a pudgy white guy sleepwalking in his jockeys, imo, fall into three groups. One is the folks who really are traumatized. They need to be cloistered, since even worse traumas will assault them every day and there's no escape. I recall that the UConn husky representation is supposed to condone rape or something. Such special snowflakes shouldn't be allowed near a dog pound. The second group is the one who thinks they're supposed to be triggered by this stuff, like all the Kewl Kids, so they try. The third group knows better but they also know that "trigger" triggers the grownups to jump around like puppets, and that's just plain fun.

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