Friday, June 1, 2007

Colbertle the Turtle

Like lots of other cities, Charleston is doing an animal-themed citywide art project, Turtles on the Town. Local artists have painted fiberglass turtles with various Charleston-themed designs. Certain grumpy feminist artists have noted that this kind of project is excellent--if it's 1980. This doesn't surprise those of us at Feminists for Colbert, who have long recognized that Charleston needs to build a bridge to the 20th century.

One of Charleston's art turtles honors "Famous Sons of Charleston." What about the daughters of Charleston, the Pollitzer sisters who were instrumental in having the 19th Amendment passed, or civil rights leader Septima Clark, or abolitionists the Grimke sisters? We at FFC are fairly cynical about this turtle, except for the fact that one little panel on the shell honors our favorite feminist turtle, Stephen Colbert.

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