A feminist blogger is taking serious heat for suggesting that Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famed photograph V-J Day in Times Square depicts anything but a jubilant embrace.
Last week, the London-based blogger known only as “Leopard” wrote the post “The Kissing Sailor, or ‘The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture.’”
Alternate post title: The Globe & Mail blows their anti-feminist dog whistle.
I had always just assumed that the couple in that photo knew each other, but apparently not. The kiss was not consented to. In and of it's self it might be a pretty harmless event considering the circumstances of the war being over. In spite of that I think the blogger has a valid point about rape culture, and seems to have hit a nerve.
The virulent overly-emotional counter-reaction to this blog post, is prima facie evidence that there is an obvious cultural problem, and a deep current of anti-feminism in society.
And the comments thread in the Globe & Mail story proves that as well.
The original post from Crates And Ribbons is here.