(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Forget about any statue of Lady Justice; New York City erected a bizarre and possibly demonic statue to adorn its courthouse, the Gateway Pundit reported.
The 8-foot tall golden statue shows a woman with demon-like horns, and is meant to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her pro-infanticide views. The creature depicted also appears to have some sort of wiring emerging from it, completing the strange circuit of idolatry of RBG.
The sculpture was created by Pakistani Shahzia Sikander, who recently told the New York Times that she decided to call the statue NOW “because it was needed ‘now,’ at a time when women’s reproductive rights were under siege after the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned the constitutional right to abortion.”
A new statue atop a New York City courthouse. The artist says it’s part of an “urgent and necessary cultural reckoning underway as New York reconsiders traditional representations of power in public spaces and recasts civic structures to better reflect 21st-century social mores.” pic.twitter.com/4IFRj7hCsf
— Andrew Beck (@AndrewBeckUSA) January 25, 2023
The Times report, which describes Sikander as a “paradigm-busting Pakistani American artist,” noted that the statue would help Americans reconsider “traditional representations of power in public spaces” while creating art that “better reflect 21st-century social mores.”
“She is a fierce woman and a form of resistance in a space that has historically been dominated by patriarchal representation,” said Sikander. “With Ginsburg’s death and the reversal of Roe, there was a setback to women’s constitutional progress.”
According to Sikander, the statue pairs with a very similar-looking sculpture that she calls “Witness,” located near Madison Square Park.
Sikander said that the “Witness” sculpture, also depicting a “powerful woman,” wore a hoop skirt, symbolizing the imperative to “break the legal glass ceiling”–a colloquial feminist term for seizing the institutions of power.
Per Sikander, the statue has Hebrew and Urdu language on it, symbolizing the rise of women. The twitterverse was less than impressed.
“I wasn’t a fan of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but even she deserves better than that ugly, satanic-looking eyesore,” said Culturcical’s John Hawkins.
“Simply Paganism. Bow Down,” Dr. Andrew Jackson, from Arizona Action, wrote.
I guess the portrayal of millions of aborted humans would not fit on the roof.
— Pittsburgh Pap (@Pittsburgh_Pap) January 26, 2023