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フランスを擬人化した女性像であるマリアンヌの切手のモデルとして過激な女性活動家が選ばれた事がニュースになりました。

15 July 2013 Last updated at 17:30 GMT
Femen's Inna Shevchenko inspired France's Marianne stamp

The artist who designed the new Marianne image for French stamps has revealed that he was inspired by topless activist Inna Shevchenko.

The image by Olivier Ciappa and David Kawena was chosen by the president from a shortlist selected by a panel of school students.
Mr Ciappa said on Twitter that their Marianne was "a mixture of several women but especially Inna Shevchenko".
Ms Shevchenko, for her part, tweeted: "All homophobes, extremists, fascists will have to lick my a** when they want to send a letter."
The activist is a co-founder of Femen, which uses controversial stunts to bring publicity to feminist causes.


フランスがマリアンヌなら、アメリカの場合は何になるんでしょうか。下の動画がすべてを物語ってくれます(笑)


(Wikipedia)
Columbia (name)
Columbia is a historical and poetic name used for the United States of America and is also the name of its female personification. It has inspired the names of many persons, places, objects, institutions, and companies; such as the District of Columbia, the site of the national capital; and Columbia University. Columbia was largely displaced as the female symbol of the U.S. by the Statue of Liberty circa 1920.

Etymology and pronunciation
Columbia is a New Latin toponym, combining a stem Columb- based on the surname of the explorer Christopher Columbus and an ending -ia, common in Latin names of countries (e.g. Britannia "Britain", Gallia "Gaul"). The meaning is therefore "Land of Columbus."

前に紹介したManifest Destinyを体現したアメリカンプログレスに描かれているのもコロンビアなんですね。
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