What about that half-naked woman?
To the editor:
Bonnie and I went to buy the Virginia state flag to mount on our house when we moved here from California in 2013.
The flag has a mean, sexist image of a half-naked Amazon woman slaying a fallen king. The Latin motto under the image says, “Sic Semper Tyrannis” which I think means “So Always With Tyrants.”
It looks like many other states have outdated flags, too.
- Does nothing for attracting business or tourism;
- Depicts bullying;
- Has a meaningless motto;
- Lacks any interest and might be insulting to some;
- Says nothing about Virginia;
- Has image we can’t show the grandchildren
It’s time for a change! What do you think of this idea?