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Newcastle University ‘censors’ art to help refugees – because it wasn’t ‘appropriate’ for children

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Louise Brown’s display at the Robinson Library was designed to raise money for the West End Refugee Service

Feminists have slammed Newcastle University for ‘censoring’ art being sold to help refugees – because it showed nude women.

University staff removed the art – which included a piece of a woman showing her vagina – because children as young as eight were visiting.

Newcastle Uni staff for 'censoring' art being sold to help refugees
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School classes were visiting the university’s Robinson Library on Wednesday when bosses spotted the images they didn’t feel were “appropriate”.

The university’s Feminist Society was displaying it a feminist art market to raise money for the West End Refugee Service.

However it has slammed staff which it claims described the images as “shocking”.

“The depictions are not graphic images and are rather interpretations of the female form,” said the society in a Facebook post.

“This is the problem when we view a woman’s body as being inherently sexual.

“The images were not sexual in any way.”

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Source: ChronicleLive

Original publication 15 March, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 25th November 2020

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