The Campus: "Social house’s “art” exhibit is offensive"
This opinion piece discusses a sexist "art" exhibit on the north wall of The Mill (recently known as ZetaPsi). The art exhibit consists of a barbed fish hook, hung in place of the recently removed greek symbol, that stretches down two stories. At the bottom there are two pin-ups of tanned, scantily clad women in suggestive poses, and the fish hook wraps tightly around one of them. The author, who described a confrontation she had with the artist who made the fish hook, explains how the installation reflects badly on the entire Middlebury community and that passers-by should not be forced to look at it. She states that even if the pin-up women "came" with the house, that the change from Greek house to Social house warrants a change in decoration. Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as a photo of the article as it was originally printed.
Victoria E. Fischer
May 9, 1991
Victoria E. Fischer , “The Campus: "Social house’s “art” exhibit is offensive",” Archives of Dissent, accessed December 1, 2023, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/176.
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