Friday, April 28, 2006

Harvard: Enemy of Women

A letter to the editors of Harvard Magazine:

I consider your cover on the March-April 2006 issue to be pornographic, belittling of women, insensitive, and totally appalling! The whole magazine went into the garbage can immediately. The magazine is too liberal for this conservative. You can cease sending them to our home. --M.M.

This is the cover image in question:

It's the painting Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert Draper:

Belittling indeed. Everybody knows the sirens were monk seals, not women.


BIT said...

Wikipedia has a somewhat different take on the relations between cats and mermaids (see under: mermaid).

In the Red Dwarf episode "Better than Life" , the Cat ... dates a mermaid with [the lady half on the bottom]. When ship's mainframe Holly notes "Somehow I'd imagined she'd be a woman on the top and a fish on the bottom", the Cat replies "No, that's the stupid way around!".

BIT said...

Life without mermaids

can be found here.

Did you know that?