In February, I posted two pieces in Bed-Stuy on Tompkins and Halsey. These two pieces got the most attention of any pieces I’ve put up so far. Within a few days, someone had written his response to the work directly onto the posters. From there, a woman wrote a response to him. And it went on and, on with different hand-written comments creating this kind of interesting discussion. The pieces remained up until a week or so ago, when the phallic image was drawn. That’s when I decided to try to take them down.
The “Stop Telling Women to Smile” piece remained in tact enough for me to include it in the exhibition. I thought it was important to present in the show, so that people could view these written reactions.
i am failing art hahaha oh my god
Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?
Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING to be raped if I do that.
The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care?
No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.
And that’s way higher than 8%, if you take “coercive behavior” into account. Then it’s up to 43% AT LEAST.
Men do not understand what it’s like to live as a woman no matter what they tell you. Women have so much more to fear to deal with in their everyday lives. We are not weak, but we are more often preyed upon.
We had a guest speaker in my English class today talking about sexual assault. We had to watch an interview with a man that raped several women when he was in college buy inviting them to frat parties and getting them drunk (his entire fraternity did this). It was fucking scummy and disgusting but the worst part was that he wasn’t ashamed of it, he was proud.
Laura Marling (via myloveisdrivenbyrage)
Morning Moon Bear drawing, I forgot to give the one in the top left any feet.