The Obvious Solution to The Issue of “Offensive” Statues and Monuments…


Date: August 27, 2017

01) The Obvious Solution to The Issue of “Offensive” Statues and Monuments


“Let the group responsible for paying for upkeep decide. Any new monuments or statues should come up for a democratic vote.”

Much the same can be said about people who protest Child Love, Teen Love, BoyLove and GirlLove symbols.

I never understood those people who want to deface and disrespect, the symbols of groups in the intergenerational love community…It’s just so meaningless, asinine and stupid…It’s like…what’s going on with these people, that they’re denigrating another communities mark of identity?

…It does not accomplish anything…The act, itself, is often just a gross smear, and completely misrepresenting the community in question…And this really reflects on the poor integrity and poor character, of the defacers.

Simply removing symbols, monuments and such from public display, does nothing to address whatever social issues people may be having concerns over.

It just hides things, and stops them from being brought to the surface.

…That’s not good.

2 thoughts on “The Obvious Solution to The Issue of “Offensive” Statues and Monuments…

  1. feinmann0

    “Much the same can be said about people who protest Child Love, Teen Love, BoyLove and GirlLove symbols. I never understood those people who want to deface and disrespect, the symbols of groups in the intergenerational love community…It’s just so meaningless, asinine and stupid…It’s like…what’s going on with these people, that they’re denigrating another communities mark of identity?”

    As a proud wearer of the child-lover butterfly logo on several of my T-shirts and polo-shirts for more than five years now, and a globe-trotter too, I am rather surprised at the absence of any reactions to the symbol that implicitly says so much. Only on one occasion, in northern Thailand, was there any verbal reaction to the logo. I was queuing at a road-side food stall waiting for my Pad Thai Gung to be cooked, and the person to one side of me asked what it signified. From her demeanor – feminist, aggressive, American – she made plain she was aware that it meant something horrible, but for the life of her could not recall precisely where she had seen it or what it represented.

    I am afraid I bottled out of telling her the direct truth … that it related to my sexual minority status, that it was a V-sign to my discrimination, that it represented my desire for equality, plus one hundred other things. Instead I meekly informed her that it was an ancient Chinese symbol of freedom of the soul, with a wing each for man, woman, boy and girl. Suffice it to say she was not impressed with my answer.

    Reply
    1. eqfoundation Post author

      That is so cool!

      I never had one of those shirts..Not that I couldn’t get one made, but…It’s not something the likes of which I’d normally wear…I usually avoid shirts with icons and words on them.

      It’s neat to know some people do wear the CLogo…I expect, being in a non-western society helps.

      I don’t blame you for your response…If the day comes where we are legally protected…where we have a substantive presence as a group…where we can protect our own, in meaningful ways…then we can start talking about whether or not such responses are “cowardly”.

      Till then, I see what you did as completely valid.

      Reply

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