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.
So lemme get this straight… Being friendly and smiling telling a woman she should smile more is now intrusive and shows she’s there for entertainment? Some of the shit people fight for smh. Touching is one thing, being rude while talking is another. But asking a woman to smile because smiles are great is a nono also?
so you realize forcing your touch on me is intrusive but telling me to smile because you need someone to smile for whatever reason you can think of isn’t intrusive? when someone is smiling it’s because they wanted to fucking smile, an absence of a smile is not an indicator of anything other than that person is not fucking smiling - why is that a problem? why do men feel the need to control womens bodies?
i hate to be a bitch but ive been noticing all the girls who do contortion at home and upload videos on youtube seem to be over weight. how the fuck does that work? lol ive never meet an over weight girl whos is more flexible than me before
you are really, really…
actually im not stupid, it was a simple observation no need to get your huge panties in a bunch.
“how the fuck does that work?”
but it wasnt a question tho
carry on, with your flat, flexed feet, and pressed attitude
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around this time last year people finally started taking notice of the food-related issues in the upper northern reaches of Canada; consider this your reminder that even since then, juice is still $26 in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and that the predominately indigenous communities in Canada’s North are forced to pay extraordinarily exorbitant prices for basic groceries due to structural inequity and the contemporary effects of ongoing settler occupation.
Actually the main reason why they pay that much is due to them living in the middle of no where and the amount it will cost to ship them food. As someone who lived in Newfoundland I know ALL about this. I paid $35 for a small watermelon that I can get in ontario for $4. It isnt all about settler occupation, it has more to do with shipping costs.
but where do these shipping costs COME FROM and WHY does food NEED to be shipped to Nunavut? there isn’t some esoteric economy the state isn’t involved in, and considering you could afford to pay $35 for a $4 watermelon, i’m guessing you don’t know much about how settler occupation really works. lucky for you, i’ve written this break-down that offers a brief exploration into all the reasons you’re wrong. read it.