New monument is too phallic with all these vulvas around
Without passing judgement on the wisdom of Vancouver city planners, this is not the sort of story I was expecting to read this morning:
A tiny Vancouver park is at the centre of a monument war, pitting backers of a proposed monument to Irish Canadians against activists who feel its dominant “phallic” nature would violate the integrity of an existing Montreal Massacre memorial.
“Placing the [Ireland Canada Monument] design 80 feet from the women’s monument, which has vulva shapes engraved in the top of each of the 14 sarcophagi forms, is inappropriate and will be seen to be a violation by supporters,” wrote Chris McDowell, an activist and second-generation Irish Canadian who led a seven-year campaign to build the Marker of Change.
And with this, I believe I can claim the crown of first contributor here to use the word ‘vulva’ in the title of a post.