Kissing Sailor, or The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture?
Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph V-J Day in Times Square is infamous to a feminist blogger. "Leopard" asked the question 'Kissing sailor, or the selective blindness of rape culture? "Leopard" is upset that media outlets have failed to asknowledge what the woman in the picture said about that day.
The pair’s identity was positively confirmed earlier this year: The woman, dental nurse Greta Zimmer Friedman and a sailor returning from the Pacific, George Mendonsa. The two were not a couple, and the sailor was drunk. Both are still alive, and 89 years old.
Greata was interviewed by the Library of Congress for the record and said “It wasn’t my choice to be kissed. "The guy just came over and grabbed!” “I did not see him approaching, and before I knew it, I was in this vice grip,” she told CBS, noting George’s strength.
Last week, the blogger Leopard chastised media outlets for a “romanticized and glorified” take on the story, despite Greta’s words.
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