Saturday, December 7, 2013

Social Justice Saturday: Street Harassment

I love this artwork and social commentary by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.  And I think any woman who has been hassled on the street - and that would be most women - can appreciate her sentiment.  Here's a sampling of her work:
Why is this social justice?  Because women are often subjected to unwelcome attention and harassment by men merely for walking down the street.  And when we react negatively to this unwelcome attention, it is turned into our problem.  Simply for minding our own business females have to endure sexist comments that often start with whistles and cat calls and, when the harasser is ignored, the comments become aggressive and derogatory.  

More of her work can be found here at Mother Jones. 

*This morning I ran across a YouTube on this very topic so I'm sharing it (warning:  strong language ahead):

1 comment:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I walked up to the bank and was told that walking was good for MY figure. Errr, unwarranted creepy old man!