Defacing Pro-Woman Messages
Why would someone feel so threatened by a poster asking to respect women and treat them with basic human dignity that they try to tear it down and write degrading comments on it?
That’s what one of my friends’ daughters wondered.
Amber had been walking downtown with her two kids when they saw this poster from a distance, proclaiming:
Stop harassing women in the street
At first we were proud to see it. But as we got closer, the reality of women’s inequality sank in when we realized that someone had been trying to tear it down by ripping it’s edges.
And then they saw what someone had penned in below the picture:
Don’t dress like a hooker and you won’t get treated like one.
(To which someone keenly observed, “What a little turd.”)
I’ve seen this sort of thing before. Like recent vandalism in Rome.
The chained UP chair by feminist artist Gaetano Pesce symbolizes servitude. Take a walk inside and you will see photographs and computer monitors asking questions like:
- In which country do women not have the right to vote?
- In which country do women not have the right to education?
- In which country are women considered “the weaker sex”?
The vandals hacked the inside walls and threw rocks at the images, according to the New York Times, which adds that Mr. Pesce calls the attack,
a stoning, recalling a punishment that women are still subjected to in some countries.
But Mr. Pesce did not want the damage repaired in the remaining weeks of his show. For it all-to-well demonstrates the continuing problems women endure. The Times continues,
The vandals had proved his point, he said. “Now the show is complete.”
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Posted on November 14, 2014, in feminism, sexism, violence against women, women and tagged chained UP chair, feminism, Gaetano Pesce, sexism, violence against women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.