Take that, American Apparel!
Labels: Feminist Graffiti
By young feminists, for young feminists
Labels: Feminist Graffiti
I interviewed multiple students at Santa Monica College to get their feedback on what they thought if the opposite sex has passed gas in their presence. Not only about farts, I also asked them questions about what they find appealing or attractive of the sex that they are normally attracted to. I make a little video about the purpose of making this post.
Although Kardale’s answer was a bit upsetting, there were other responses that brought joy to my face.
Now, I know that some of you may have lasted though the day and had to hold your farts in right? Well, did you know that you are at the risk of getting hemorrhoids? This is only possible because the more the anal increases in frequent contractions, it creates pressure and decrease blood flow to that specific area.
So please, push that fart out because it’s healthy for you. Which is why I’m writing this to everyone. Flatulence should not be perceived as abnormal and disgusting. Yeah, the smell may be terrible, but at least our farts are not accumulating to the air pollution. I mean would you rather smell a cigarette or fart?
Attraction also brought some interesting response. I like Zweli’s answer with the fart question but when he began describing what make him attractive to another woman, it just seemed like he was objectifying all women that he dates or would like to date.
But my favorite response was Alejandro’s.
So I guess what I’m trying to make you understand is that no matter what color, shape, or form you are, everyone should accept what you already have because humans are precious beings. No matter if you fart a lot of have other bodily functions, everyone should treat you with respect and no discriminating of any kind.
The campaign has been featured in Playboy, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Paper Magazine, French Photo, Der Spiegel, Elle, Vibe, George and many other publications. It has also been featured on websites like Feministing.com, Thecurvature.com. and Protectthehuman.com and numerous blogs. The work has been used by The Los Angeles Commission On Assaults Against Women (LACAAW now Peace Over Violence), California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Rape Crisis Scotland. The work has been used in Cal State Northridge's Freshman Orientation Program and exhibited at U.C.L.A's Kershkoff Hall Gallery and Kansas University.The following are some of my favorite images from the campaign.