Posted on 11/13/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
London's new statue honoring Mary Wollstonecraft — a pioneering feminist who’s also famous for being the mother of Mary Shelley — hasn’t exactly inspired the reaction it intended.
The monument — a life-sized depiction of the To the Lighthouse author sitting on a bench, which visitors can sit on — has brought in thousands of pounds in donations since the Wollstonecraft unveiling.
So far, says the Guardian, the Woolf statue has almost £16,000 of its £50,000 target. (That's about $21,000 of about $66,000.)
You can read more about the Woolf artist’s vision (and see the criticism of her Wollstonecraft counterpart) in the Guardian.
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