Baby polar bear being taken care of as it is taught how to walk.
It seems pretty clear, then, that what George had committed was sexual assault. Yet, in an amazing feat of willful blindness, none of the articles comment on this, even as they reproduce Greta’s words for us. Without a single acknowledgement of the problematic nature of the photo that her comments reveal, they continue to talk about the picture in a whimsical, reverent manner, “still mesmerized by his timeless kiss.” George’s actions are romanticized and glorified; it is almost as if Greta had never spoken.
“Historic” as it is, to be honest I always found something a bit gross about the photo. It barely looks like an embrace but more of a grip, and that guy laughing to the left of the frame always creeped me out. I suppose there will be those that argue against the revisionist talk but it doesn’t bother me.
Yeah. It doesn’t take a Who Weekly body language expert to look straight at her clenched fist and think “Hmm, not all that romantic, is it?”
I will reblog the truth of this photo every single time that I see it. Because the fact that the woman is EXPLICIT in her description of what actually happened, it is still revered as an iconic symbol of American romance.
If you want an example of misogyny and rape culture—you’re looking at it.
i always always always always always ALWAYS thought she looked uncomfortable as SHIT in the photo and i never got why everyone (read: white people, i have yet to meet a single POC who was into this photo) loved it.