The Dom Post editorial:
If Lower Hutt’s Dowse Art Museum was a private institution, nobody could complain about it showing a work that only women were allowed to see.
However, the gallery is operated by Hutt City Council and paid for by ratepayers. As a publicly funded entity, it cannot justify staging exhibits from which half the public is excluded.
Personally I think it is all a publicity stunt from Dowse to get publicity. I can’t say I worry about not being able to see an exhibition I have no interest in seeing.
But the editorial is right. If you are a public institution, you can’t ban half the population from an exhibition.Tags: Dominion Post, Dowse Art Museum, editorials, Islam