Title

"City" piece on a Maine Human Rights Commission ruling that determined a sculptu

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-26-1998

Pages

8, 9

Abstract

"City" piece on a Maine Human Rights Commission ruling that determined a sculpture, a painting and some bathroom graffiti created an environment of sexual harassment at the Maine College of Art (MECA) last year. Now the school is being sued by Kate Webb, a former director of student life at MECA, who complained in 1997 that the school wrongly allowed a group of male students to target her and other women in their artwork. Webb was fired for complaining about the offensive nature of the pieces. Laura Fortman, executive director of the Maine Women's Lobby, said MECA created a climate that implied violence against women is alright. But Sally Sutton, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, said the case is difficult to evaluate from a free speech perspective.

Subjects

Maine College of Art -- Portland, Sexual harassment, Kate Webb

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