Not having enough statues of iconic women is a monumental oversight

Why are there so few public statues of historical female achievers? Is it that subjects are thin on the ground, or that erecting monumental statues is itself a very male thing — or is there something else going on, asks Sue de Groot

02 August 2020 - 00:01
By Sue de Groot

If it took only a month to carve a monumental statue, perhaps there would be more stone tributes to historic female figures in SA. Every August, to mark “women’s month”, sculptors could turn their chisels to women.

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