Women Statues in NYC

The First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, decided to do something about the fact that there are very few statues of women in the city. She asked New Yorkers to nominate females that were worthy of having a statue in New York. The most nominated woman was Mother Frances Cabrini. Cabrini is a Catholic saint. She came to New York in the 1800’s and set up missions for Italian immigrants. Italian Americans have had a huge impact on the city and Mother Cabrini played an important role in assisting this immigrant community.

When finally selecting seven statue-worthy women, McCray left Cabrini off her list. Many in the Italian American community felt slighted. Actor Chazz Palminteri went so far as calling McCray a racist for snubbing the Italian woman. Now McCray is married to Bill de Blasio, so maybe she hasn’t had a great example of Italian Americans. Still, is the mother of two half Italian kids really racists against Italians? Let’s take a look at who did make the cut.

Shirley Chisholm – First Black woman elected to Congress

Elizabeth Jennings Graham – An 1850’s version of Rosa Parks, she helped to desegregate the horse-drawn street cars in NY.

Billie Holiday – Jazz legend

Katherine Walker – Keeper of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse (which is just a tiny island in the harbor) for 30 years. Helped to guide ships in and out of one of the busiest harbors.

So far, so good. When we get to the last three, I can see why a Catholic nun might not have made the cut.

Helen Rodriguez Trias – Abortion rights advocate

Marsha P. Johnson – A drag queen / prostitute, he played a role in the Stonewall uprising. A sad life that involved multiple stints in both jail and mental health facilities.

Sylvia Rivera – A gay rights advocate who co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. He described himself as a drag queen, a gay girl, and a gay man. For the purpose of statues, however, she is called a woman.

The final three are an abortion advocate and two gay men. The fact that two of the seven women are men is something that male chauvinists can take pride in. This, however, shows why a Catholic nun was not included. Not because of her race, as Palminteri suggests, but because of her religion. What was promoted as a celebration of woman instead became more Leftist nonsense, and no one should really be surprised.

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15 thoughts on “Women Statues in NYC”

  1. 10 Cents:
    How do men get to be on the list? I thought it was for women.

    Cause men are better at being women than women, evidently. If you put on a dress, that’s close enough for Mrs de Blasio,

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  2. Vance:

    10 Cents:
    How do men get to be on the list? I thought it was for women.

    Cause men are better at being women than women, evidently. If you put on a dress, that’s close enough for Mrs de Blasio,

    You want me to add dress the problem, Vance.

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  3. Vance:
    Now McCray is married to Bill de Blasio, so maybe she hasn’t had a great example of Italian Americans. Still, is the mother of two half Italian kids really racists against Italians?

    She married Warren Wilhelm. The kids are a quarter Italian.

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  4. NYC deserves what it gets, including the Union folks who continue to vote for these people to save their pensions. Keep voting for these socialists and watch your pension blow up with the rest of the city and state of NY.

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  5. How about a statue of Elizabeth Warren in full headdress or Hillary baking cookies?  I am surprised that Rosie Ruiz didn’t make the list.

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  6. 10 Cents:
    I am surprised that Rosie Ruiz didn’t make the list.

    That would be nice. A statue of her in her running shoes, carrying a fist full of subway tokens …

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  7. Vance:

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    I am surprised that Rosie Ruiz didn’t make the list.

    That would be nice. A statue of her in her running shoes, carrying a fist full of subway tokens …

    Smollett could come to dedicate the statue.

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  8. From looking at this list, there is a good chance the first woman president will be a man. My guess is it will be a gold medalist.

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  9. Gosh, if only NYC and America in general could be represented by some sort of symbol, some towering statue of a woman.

    Patriarchy.

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