Whose statue?

April 7, 2010

Senegal’s “renaissance woman” faces cover-up

SENEGAL-MONUMENT/DAKAR (Reuters) – The skimpily-dressed female figure in Senegal’s giant monument to the “African Renaissance” faces a possible cover-up after the architect on Monday said he had proposed a remodeling to cover up her bare legs.

The giant group of man, woman and infant perched on a hill overlooking the capital Dakar is bigger than New York’s Statue of Liberty and is due to be inaugurated in April.

Correction…. The Statue of Liberty does not belong to the State of New York.

France gave the statue to The United States of America, not to the State of New York.

Yes it is in New York’s upper harbor, but it is on a federal island and is supported with federal funds.

Joe C.

Our use of “New York’s” in this context was simply as a geographical location, not an assignment of ownership, much in the same way we might refer to London’s Saint Paul’s Cathedral: GBU Editor

Senegal’s controversial “African Renaissance” statue, depicting a family rising triumphantly from a volcano, is unveiled during its inauguration ceremony in Dakar, April 3, 2010. REUTERS/Eve Coulon

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Her bare legs will be covered up but her exposed breast is perfectly ok as is. Hm, I guess it’s about priorities huh?

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