oh no a boy doesnt like my apperance whatever will i do
|Early Feminists:||Oh hey, we see that you can vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since most of those laws effect us too and all.|
|Men:||YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN!|
|Mid-century Feminists:||Hey, that whole thing about how you can have careers and earn a living wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice, we'd like the option to do that as well.|
|Men:||YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT!|
|Late 20th century Feminists:||Hey we would like to make our own choices about our reproductive health, just like you've always had.|
|Men:||YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY!|
|Modern-day feminists:||Hey, if you could you stop sexually assaulting/harassing us and them blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great.|
|Men:||THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR!|
|Men:||THE END OF MEN IS NIGH! MALE OPPRESSION IS REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US!|
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
Just because your life is “unaffected” by your gender, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world is so fortunate.