Feminists Protest Statue of Marilyn Monroe in California


By Cassandra Fairbanks

Several chapters of the Women’s March Foundation and their allied organizations protested at a 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe that was installed in Palm Springs, California.

The groups protesting claim that the statue, which is based on her iconic scene from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch,” is a “misogynistic eyesore.”

“The statue is designed to look at her crotch and look at her buttocks and take photos. And that is no longer acceptable,” said Emiliana Guereca, executive director of the Women’s March Foundation, according to a report from the Daily Caller. “It may have been acceptable in the 1950s, but we are in 2021 fighting the same thing and women are saying enough is enough.”

“There’s also a Me Too culture going on,” she added. “We are demanding respect for women and public spaces.”

The “Forever Marilyn” statue was purchased for $1 million by PS Resorts, a city tourism organization. It is contracted to stay in the downtown location for three years. However, the contract reportedly “includes an option for the city to terminate it early if issues arise.”

Protesters completely drowned out the dedication ceremony as it was unveiled.

“It was nonstop chanting, both pro and con — you couldn’t really hear the speakers,” realtor Chris Menrad, who co-founded CReMa with the Palm Springs fashion designer Trina Turk, told CNN. “The goal of us being there was basically to disrupt the event and communicate our displeasure.”

Turk’s group is suing the city to try and force them to remove it.

“We’re going to see the legal thing through to the very end, even if that means appealing and appealing and appealing. I don’t think the protests will be over either,” Turk said.

Palm Beach City Council had voted unanimously to place the Marilyn Monroe statue in this spot because it will boost tourism.

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30 responses to “Feminists Protest Statue of Marilyn Monroe in California”

  1. ACBurson says:

    All I see in the photo at the top is a bunch of pathetic simps.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Those who can’t control themselves will always seek to control others, even the dead apparently.

  3. Bigly12025 says:

    Dear Emiliana Guereca: I say it’s acceptable and I don’t give a flying fuck what your opinion is.

  4. Scafflaww says:

    Girls, don’t go away mad… girls, just go away. Ms Monroe is the iconic image of what a real woman should look like.

  5. Gorilla56 says:

    I think time would be better spent for these woman’s groups by advocating for the removal of The Fearless Girl statue with the short skirt that entices child molesters to take up skirt photos. I don’t care what the artist interpretation of the statue is to me it represents a naïve child telling a bull he needs underwear to cover his balls. This statue is a form of child abuse and must be removed!

  6. RedmanBad says:

    Imagine this statue being put up before the internet and social media.

  7. Anni says:

    Excuse me? 1950s? Her underwear? You ignorant bitches look at what your daughters, your granddaughters are (aren’t) wearing? They leave snail tracks on chairs. Oh! You’re pro choice! Back off and go fix the problems.

  8. MrAlex909 says:

    What a bunch of ass hats.
    They aren’t satisfied with controlling the living. They have to control how the dead are to be remembered as well.

  9. Doughppe says:

    Pretty sure Marilyn wouldn’t suffer any of these woke fools complaining about her statues.

  10. McLovin says:

    I live in California and fuck these people.
    With over 20 million people in this state we have wackos to spare.
    The good thing is a lot of them are moving to your area. Have fun.
    Make California red Again! 😅

  11. ASycks says:

    Don’t the people of California have anything better to worry about?

  12. mtyler87 says:

    respect for women in public spaces… this coming from a class of women that think they have agency over their lives cause they can make an onlyfans and charge 3.99 for pictures of their asshole… fucking useless.

  13. Crowefans says:

    i have a picture of me under her in Chicago

  14. Devilsgun says:

    Sorry about you being a fugly femmie chud lump, sweetie.

    Now go far far away and be hideous elsewhere

  15. Stonespeaker says:

    There are much better depictions of Marilyn that cpuld have been used. I don’t care that it’s “misogynistic” it’s just really tacky. Her playboy scenes have more class than this one. But Palm Springs can do what they like.

  16. SilverMayne says:

    I find it hilarious that the same fugly feminists who screech about a statue of an iconic but long dead female movie star as misogynistic but living women who display their lady parts to men for money via Only Fans pages is “empowering”

  17. someone says:

    It’s Palm Springs. Add a plaque that says it’s a guy in drag. Problem Solved.

  18. 51773 says:

    This is really good reporting, it would be great if Tim pool kept the promises he made in the launch video of the record breaking SCNR / Subverse wefunder and delivered this kind of reporting there as well. Maybe then all those investors wouldn’t feel like they were lied to.

    • JRizzo says:

      Imagine being so stupid that you spend money on a membership just so you can Copypost trash on every thread.

      • Cat_R_Pillar says:

        Seriously!

      • 51773 says:

        The Ceo and founder of SCNR / Subverse, Tim, clearly is barely working on (if at all) on anything unrelated to timcast. There has been zero updates since June 2020. Tim grifted a record breaking 1.2 million wefunder by promising the very things that are only being delivered at timcast. Is this not a conflict of interest at the very least? He should step down at SCNR or make it right by giving people their money back (whatever’s left) or the value they invested in the form of subscriptions to timcast.

        Just want people to be aware that Tim is a class of grifter above those he accuses of grifting.

  19. MitchStew says:

    *sigh*
    *unzips pants*

  20. Ambrossia188 says:

    Once again the “Left” show their hypocrisy…

  21. Felix_The_Rat says:

    Have we traveled back in time to the 1980s? This feels like the 1980s.

    • MisterRepublic says:

      I graduated in ’85, Lived at the beach for a few years then joined USAF on heels of Top Gun. 21 years old traveling (partying) in almost every country on planet earth for the next 5 years. The 80s was GREAT to me. 🙂

      • Felix_The_Rat says:

        Not saying the 80s were bad, but the moral authoritarian right was doing this exact sort of thing back then. The moral code they were trying to force onto others may have been different, but the social tactics were pretty much the same. I grew up in the Bible Belt, during the 80s and 90s, so maybe I was more exposed to it than those that lived elsewhere.

        • MisterRepublic says:

          Yup I grew up in small town in Mississippi. As a kid I actually remember seeing the KKK at the traffic light taking donations. The Bible thumpers were in full swing too but I could pretty much just ignore them all, without consequence. That isn’t the case today with this cancel culture BS going on.

        • Psion86 says:

          Moral authoritarians just moved from religion to the woke cult because they seek power. They dont care if they use Christianity or feminism, its always been power that they worship.