Clitoridectomy Cake at Sweden’s World Art Day
April 17, 2012 4 Comments
Above picture is Sweden’s minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
The clitoridectomy Cake or “Painful cake” she is cutting depicts an “African woman” and the purpose was said to shed light on female genital mutilation (FGM). The scene is disturbing and shocking, as the attendees cut into the cake and the artist behind the black mask screams after the slicing.
There may have been some value in the symbolism at display if the attendees, including Sweden’s minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth weren’t too keen in the act and gloating at cutting the figure.
I mean just look at those smiles and the frenzy that is happening, one would think they were at a concert watching their favorite musician.
Not one person in that audience seems disturbed at this scene and what it represents. Something is not right here.
Someone please tell me this was all an act and there is more to this story. Putting aside the racial element to this scene and the motivations of the artist whatever that maybe, surly the longer version of the video would show us the attendees, many of them being women, including the minister of CULTURE of all things would have more intelligence and they were just acting here?
Either Mrs. Liljeroth deserves an Oscar for her gloating performance and this was all an act for the show, or deserves to be fired from the post she currently holds if this was her real reaction, because clearly she has no understanding of culture as her job title calls her to or any understanding at all about human decency to have taken part in this act in the undignified manner that she did.