Dublin tourists told to stop groping the breasts on the Molly Malone statue

The standard set is one where abusing women is normal, even traditional … I walk by the Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Square every day. You don’t see people rubbing his crotch for good luck.”

4 thoughts on “Dublin tourists told to stop groping the breasts on the Molly Malone statue

    1. I don’t think Ireland has lost its sense of fun. It’s just a couple of folk singers who are propagating the politically correct narrative. The people on the city council are only concerned with damage to the statue. (Her breasts are already a different color from the rest of the display, and that problem is constantly being exacerbated by the oils on human hands.)

  1. I think of Irish people as more pragmatic than this. They’re literally having meetings about people objectifying an object. Unless…maybe “meeting” is just slang for a booze-up?

    1. Even sillier, they object to objectifying an object that represents a fictional character. (As opposed to the Oscar Wilde statue.)

      Moreover, to quote Wikipedia, ” In the late 20th century, a legend grew up that there was a historical Molly, who lived in the 17th century. She is typically represented as a hawker by day and a part-time prostitute by night.”

      So if you believe that cockles-and-bull story, they object to objectifying an object that represents a hooker. (Or more precisely, a hawker/hooker.)

      Viewing it objectively, I have no objection to your objecting to their objections to objectifying an object.

      If you read the article, however, you’ll see that the city council is not concerned with the objectification issue. They are (pragmatically enough, to your point) concerned about the discoloration of the statue. The objectification issue is just the position of two folk singers, who may or may not be representative of a significant portion of the Irish population. The article is written in a way that conflates the two issues.

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