100 Naked Women Protested The Republican National Convention
Buuut...is it actually good for women?
In general, Republicans are not so great when it comes to women's issues. While many people exercised forms of protest against the GOP ranging from the poignant to the absurd, one group of demonstrating women falls somewhere in between. Organized by artist Spencer Tunick, a group of 100 naked women holding mirrors have descended upon the Republican National Convention.
While it's certainly great to see ladies standing up for themselves, the statement behind the protest, which is also an art piece titled "Everything She Says Means Everything," is not exactly clear about calling attention to any issues in particular:
"We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it," reads a statement from Tunick. "The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us."
The original call for participants in the protest / happening is even more filled with neo-spiritual woo-woo rhetoric:
"The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land ... The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman."
Riiiiiight. Is anyone else a little creeped out that a male artist organized this?
Anyway, here's some Instagram posts showing the women in action:
You can learn more about the project over here.