IT’S HERE… Somersault’s spring music issue!
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The project is saying that street harassment is not okay. That feeling entitled to treat and speak to women any type of way, is not okay. That demanding a woman’s attention is not okay. That intruding on a woman’s space and thoughts is not okay. That women should be able to walk to the train, to the grocery store, to school - without having to cross the street to avoid the men that she sees already eyeing her as she approaches. That making women feel objectified, sexualized simply because they are women, is not okay. That grabbing a woman’s wrist to force her to speak to you is not okay. That requesting for a woman to “smile for you” is not okay - because women are not outside on the street for the purpose of entertaining and pleasing men. That it’s quite possible women are wonderful, happy, intelligent human beings that simply want to move through out the world comfortably and safely while wearing their face however the hell they want to.
A lot of people will not agree with this project. A lot of people, men AND women, will not understand it. And that’s okay. This project is not asking for there to be zero interaction between men and women in public spaces - it’s asking for the interaction to be respectful and safe. This project is not to persuade women to feel offended. Rather, this project is for those who do feel offended by unwelcome aggressive treatment from men.
It’s my hope that some women will walk pass these wheat pastes and feel empowered. That men will at least take notice and consider what the posters are saying. And that the conversation about street harassment will continue to be enlivened and hopefully produce some sort of solution.
this is sucriya. she accessorizes her catholic school uniform with a different scarf every day, which every teacher writes her up for. when my principal walked up to her and pointed to her scarf and said “what’s this?” she said
“sister, that’s fashion”
and just walked away
Reposting as a reminder for everyone that this happened
According to the Republican jerks at Fox “News”, if you have a refrigerator then you are no longer poor. Because they put the word “poor” in quotation marks to show their displeasure with poor people having a basic need.
But see it works both ways Fox “News” people. I put “News” in quotation marks when I speak of you, to show my disdain over the fact that you have the gall to call yourself a “news” organization, when you are nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Republican Party.
Bethlehem, West Bank- Runners in the first ever marathon to be held in the Palestinian controlled West Bank pass by soldiers on April 21st, 2013. Dubbed the ‘Right to Movement Marathon’, this race was held to raise awareness of the lack of mobility faced by many Palestinians. As there was no stretch of road that was more than 40 kilometres without Israeli checkpoints, participants ran two large loops of the course.
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