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The Message of Public Art or No Taxation Without Representation?

Feb. 6, 2017

In the Guardian article ( 09.01.17 )" Britain to celebrate pioneering women with three new statues" the Labour MP Sarah Champion, who is shadow minister for women and equalities, said:

“The lack of women represented in public art can only be seen as a physical embodiment of how we fail to respect and recognise women’s achievements in our society.”

She said women’s taxes helped pay for the statues, yet our other contributions seemed unwanted because they were not publicly recognised.

“Public art sends a clear message on the qualities of leadership and achievement we value. By not recognising women leaders in this way, we are denying them a place in history. Worse, we are preventing them becoming visible role models for the next generation.”