Woman Turns The Things Scummy Guys Yell To Her On The Street Into Eye-Opening Art
Another way to make street harassment more visible.
In the past, women have turned the camera on their street harrassers to hold them accountable for their words, but a Brooklyn-based artist is holding her harrassers accountable a little differently.
Elana Adler turns the heckling and intrusive comments she's received on the street into an eye-opening cross-stitched masterpiece.
She's created 32 samplers so far, each framed with a different comment. Some are sorta funny, i.e. You are my dutchess, while others are downright disturbing. But each serve a purpose to simplify the unsoliticed attention, and show how intrusive these comments are.
"Each captures a moment, giving these words a visual presence, a power, and a state of concreteness," she wrote on her blog. "These words were hurled casually and heard quickly but required hours of time-consuming, careful stitching."
Check out a few of her pieces below, which gradually get worse as you read on, then head over to her blog to see the full series.
And guys, if you need to know when it's appropriate to catcall a woman, this chart should help.