A feminist blogger takes issue with the pose, with the Sailor. With the woman being “forced” to smooch the Squid:
Unrestrained celebration or forceful assault? One feminist blogger is saying that the iconic Times Square kiss was the latter.
London-based blogger “Leopard” wrote that Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “Kissing Sailor” photo taken on VJ Day shows an act of sexual assault based on comments from the woman in the photo, Huffington Post reported.
“It wasn’t my choice to be kissed,” said Greta Zimmer Friedman, identified as the woman in the photo. “The guy just came over and grabbed!”
Another website, Feministing.com, pointed out the woman’s body language, including her clenched fist and limp body.
I don’t know. Even if he grabbed a random woman and kissed her, fine. Is that so wrong?