GOP Convention In Cleveland Kicks Off With…100 NAKED WOMEN?!

Wackadoodle leftists will do just about anything for attention – including taking off their clothes.  Such was the case on Sunday, the day the Republican National Convention kicked off in Cleveland, Ohio.  So, what did the dingbat moonbats do this time?  New York based “artist” Spencer Tunick posed 100 perfectly naked women with mylar reflectors strategically placed. The existential one then had the girls lift the “mirrors” to expose themselves to the world.  Why?  Oh, you’ll love this.

 

“Since the 2012 election, the Republican Party has moved so far extreme right I cannot stand by idly without doing my part to educate and stand up to their racist, misogynistic, patriarchal, xenophobic ways,” one of Tunick’s models said in a statement the artist disseminated to the press.

According to Tunick, the point of the exercise was to “shine the wisdom of women to change the world.”

“To me, it references equality not only in the workplace, but in government,” he said of the work, which he titled “Everything She Says Means Everything”. “To me, once there are more women in government, I think it is going to be a more peaceful world.”

Which is why every office environment loaded with women out there is so peaceful that the Human Resources cadre doesn’t have to hold “how to deal with difficult people” seminars every six months where the difficult people – almost always ladder climbing women – get up and leave because they don’t think the exercise is worth their time.  Honestly, do these people live in an alternate universe where women actually don’t cat fight?  Get real.  But I digress.

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Photo blurring courtesy of the India Times

Tunick claims that over 1,800 women volunteered to be part of his public exhibit.  Unfortunately, he could only use 100, but chose the 100, uh, “ladies” from all walks of life, sizes, and ages.  The set up took place before dawn in order to avoid too much attention at the time, and the police just sat in their cars and watched.  This writer, being a high art fan, is no stranger to nudes in art, but this guy goes overboard.

His most recent work was especially difficult to pull off, even for someone who once arranged 7,000 naked bodies in Barcelona for the sake of art, and later got 18,000 models to disrobe in Mexico City.

In looking through the Vice post on this event (unaltered pictures are available at that site), Tunick did achieve quite a cross section, but probably whiffed on getting the point across on how the Republican Party treats women.  All anyone is going to think about is how 100 women took off their clothes in broad daylight.  Yes, Americans are very prudish about perfectly naked human bodies, but, really, there are some things the world just does not need to see.

“As a woman, I want to stand up for my reproductive rights. As a Hispanic, I want to be seen as a member of this community. As a first generation American, I want to show that anyone deserves the opportunity to come here. As a young woman, I want to embrace my body and everyone else’s size and shape. As a human being, I want to stand up against Trump and other Republicans whose hateful speech towards women, immigrants, LBGT people, and all ‘others’ is poisoning this nation. ” ~ One of the naked ladies

What the Republican Party at this time is is protectionist – and that includes women.  The invasion of people from parts of the world that are not friendly to the United States is a real thing.  Stopping that is the job of government.  Women have been hurt by a lot of modern conveniences – especially in the area of reproduction – but they don’t want to admit it or acknowledge that sometimes government interference in this area is not as invasive as they make it out to be.  As for the LGBT crowd…they keep shoving it at those of us who aren’t and find the lifestyle objectionable whether we want to see and hear about it or not, and the rest of us will continue to push back.  The right to privacy can be exercised in this case.

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As for the existential symbolism of the baring what the Republican Party stands for to the world…this is the sort of stuff that gives art a bad name.  Shock value should not be the selling point.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

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