A Brooklyn Artist's Unique Approach to Sexism

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 15th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3nwicho4/
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In an ongoing art show scheduled for many American cities, Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has created 'in-your-face' posters aimed at the typical man in the street.

Meet Tatyana

Beginning in the autumn of 2012, artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh started an ongoing, traveling art show titled "Stop Telling Women to Smile," a series of posters "plastered big and bold" in the very places men were seen to be making derogatory comments to women.

Harassed for simply being a woman

Every day, in public places throughout the country, on street corners, at bus stops and in train stations, and simply walking down the street, women are harassed simply because they are women. Every time a woman leaves her house, she runs the risk of being shouted at, of catcalls, or even being assaulted - often in broad daylight. Let's face it. There is scarcely anywhere a woman can go to escape the unwanted comments of callous men.

Real men treat women well

There is nothing manly about making comments to women about their body parts. There is nothing manly about suggestive cracks and comments made to women. These types of actions are simply the desperate acts of men trying to prove their masculinity to themselves and their buddies. What is manly is to treat every woman you meet with respect.

A traveling exhibit

The art show is in Oakland, California at the Betti Ono Gallery through the month of March. In April it will be in Los Angeles.

For more information, check out the artist's web site, stoptellingwomentosmile.com

All images from upworthy.com

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Gender, Gender Issues, Objectifying Women, Sexism, Steve Kinsman, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Women As Objects

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Mar 2014 (#)

Art should have meaning it should make a statement, it is not just a pretty picture to match your sofa. These words are true, good stuff.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Indeed, and the artist has made a powerful statement here. Thanks for commenting Mark.

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author avatar writestuff
15th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks for this post. This is a timeless comment on sexism and gender imaging. Thanks again!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you writestuff.

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Oh this is a powerful Steve, and good on such a considerate and talented artist! Good on him! Thanks for a great share my friend..\0/xxx

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Excellent post and one of a kind work, Stevo!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
16th Mar 2014 (#)

great for we women are the bloody best...at least some of us....but you know that...

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar sukkran
16th Mar 2014 (#)

thanks for introducing tatyana fazlalizadeh's creative work. i love it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Yes! And yes again, to every comment above. Thank you all.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
17th Mar 2014 (#)

In the UK men would be fined if they made derogatory remarks or wolf-whistled a woman in public Steve ..but there are some who would consider that a compliment ..
I am sure all of us desire respect though ..
The artist is very gifted and certainly makes a very bold statement .
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Mar 2014 (#)

She certainly is. Thanks for commenting Stella. I appreciate it.

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Mar 2014 (#)

Excellent post my friend.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Kingwell.

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