What the People Behind NYC's Polarizing New Medusa Statue Want You to Know About It

It turns a demonized victim into a victor, but the artist and backers know that not all applaud the metaphor

While most modern audiences know Medusa as a snake-headed monster with a lethal gaze, her origin story in Greek myth has a theme that’s remained tragically timeless across thousands of years: a victim blamed for the sins of her attacker.