The Well of Life in Skövde, Photo: Sveriges Radio
The Well of Life in Skövde

Is it art or oppression of women?

"I think it's a very violent statue"
2:32 min

A statue in the middle of Skövde in which a naked man is depicted whipping a kneeling woman has sparked debate in the town's council meeting rooms with the Director for Art stating that the statue degrades women and should be taken down.

But the statue, which has been in Skövde town square for over 60 years, seems set to stay.

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