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Feminist (for a lack of a better word) Wheatpastes Popping Up All Over Philly

October 20, 2012

(Second photo via Kari Paul’s Tumblr via a tweet from Tom Foodle)

LOVE these wheatepastes calling attention to the ordeals many women in our city have to go through just to get to work/school/where ever, and that, contrary to what some may think: “Women Are Not Seeking Your Validation” and their names’ are not “Baby, Shorty, Sexy, Sweetie, Honey, Pretty, Bo, Sweetheart, or Ma.”

This reminds me a lot of the Project Gastric pastes that were going up all last year, which I loved and thought helped to encourage an important conversation as well.

And just to clarify, I referred to this as “feminist (for a lack of a better word,)” because this just really seems like common sense.

Has anyone else seen these around?! I’d love to know if there were more!!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2012 3:42 pm

    Yes, they are Feminist (in the interest of equal rights for women.) Feminist is not a dirty word :)

  2. October 20, 2012 3:59 pm

    Reblogged this on streethearts and commented:
    Yes! Sharing this with everyone.

  3. positive thoughts permalink
    October 21, 2012 1:54 pm

    There isn’t a better word for it, nor should there have to be. It’s feminist and it’s an important statement.

  4. November 4, 2012 11:56 pm

    There is another one of these up at 46th and Spruce, on the side of a boarded-up building, although somebody ripped down the part with the text (they also ripped down the Harlequinade paste that was next to it). Luckily, I saw it before it was ripped down, and therefore was able to find it on the internet — at what it (I think?) is the main site for this particular art project: http://fazstreetart.tumblr.com/post/32012338427/stop-telling-women-to-smile-williamsburg Obviously the linked one is in Brooklyn, but the one at 46th and Spruce is the same. It says, ‘Stop telling women to smile’.

  5. July 10, 2013 8:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Vanessa Butterfly Thunderwolf. and commented:
    this is dopeness

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