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Minneapolis is watering down art on Nicollet Mall

Junauda Petrus envisioned the poem "A Prayer for Pussies” as an homage to all the strong, revolutionary women who work to make the world a better place.

Junauda Petrus envisioned the poem "A Prayer for Pussies” as an homage to all the strong, revolutionary women who work to make the world a better place.

Reader Susan Marie responds to City of Minneapolis censors public art coming to Nicollet Mall:

I have reread this poem over and over again in an attempt to discover its "inappropriateness," and I just don't see it.

The poem is rich and powerful, so full of the longing and truth of being a woman. Words are only 'dirty' if you make them so.

How sad that once again, someone feels that art has to be watered-down in order to appeal to the public.