Early Saturday morning as protesters were taking a stand against police brutality and racism a woman would exit the clouds of tear gas and sit naked in the middle of the street for all to see. With the world we live in a woman putting herself in a vulnerable position like this in protest of something is beyond brave.
The photo is getting lots of attention on Twitter today and the internet in general but you can get a pretty good idea of how people feel about it just by browsing some tweets, so let’s take a look at a few.
Mysterious #NakedAthena, wearing only face mask and cap, confronts Trump’s forces at #PortlandProtests, symbolizing human vulnerability. https://t.co/G4gCOB7LgL— Richard Read (@RichReadReports) July 20, 2020
People are referring to the woman as #NakedAthena, a fitting moniker for sure.
“She emerged as an apparition from clouds of tear gas as federal agents fired pepper balls at angry protesters in the early Saturday darkness.” @RichReadReports on the “Naked Athena” of Portland, with a photo by @killendave for the @Oregonian:— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) July 20, 2020
People describe her as though she is some kind of mythical figure.
<<Courts have held that appearing nude in Portland is a protected form of political expression, superseding bans on public indecency.>> @RichReadReports https://t.co/XV1zvHwbV5— Margot Roosevelt (@margotroosevelt) July 20, 2020
It’s seemingly totally legal as well.
Before it was over, she struck ballet poses and reclined on the street. She also sat on the asphalt in a yoga-like position, facing officers, before they left. https://t.co/VU5eRmtZNJ— Alice Short (@AliceShort3) July 20, 2020
Performance Art or protest…or both?
“She stood calmly, a surreal image of human vulnerability in the face of an overpowering force….” #Portland https://t.co/tvJvHjBRyZ— Marcy Winograd (@marcywinograd) July 20, 2020
People seem to be overwhelmingly in support of the woman and are applauding her for her bravery.
What are your thoughts on it?
Is this making a statement? or is it just an attention grabber?
Let us know in the comments 🙂
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