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Magda Szubanski: Redesign Oscar statue to something ‘less blokey’

Magda Szubanski has taken to Twitter to express, what she believes, is the “basics” of the #TimesUp movement: the masculine name and appearance of the Oscar statuette. Szubanski asked her followers why the award still looks like a “mandroid.” She went on to question if anyone had thought of renaming or redesigning the statue to…


Magda Szubanski has taken to Twitter to express, what she believes, is the “basics” of the #TimesUp movement: the masculine name and appearance of the Oscar statuette. Szubanski asked her followers why the award still looks like a “mandroid.” She went on to question if anyone had thought of renaming or redesigning the statue to “something less blokey… less, dare I say, binary.”

Really, Magda? Aside from the fact that “gender” is only relevant when it’s convenient to your argument, are you really suggesting the basics of the #MeToo movement is the removal of icons that may appear a little too masculine for your taste? I mean, the statue doesn’t even have genitalia! It all comes back to a “Politically Incorrect” assumption that women don’t have broad shoulders. Isn’t that insinuation a little hypocritical and rather bigoted, considering the “community” you claim to represent, Magda?

Furthermore, what we see here is that it no longer matters if you’re a sexual offender or not. If you’re a male, you’re part of the problem. And an image of a male inherently represents inequality, injustice, and apparently the basics of the #MeToo revolt. All that said, however, Magda can rest assured, she’ll most likely never have to bring one of those icons of oppression into her home.

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