The artist behind the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” campaign wheat pasting in downtown Atlanta, GA.
This is such a vain campaign.
how self absorbed do you have to be
I guess I’m an oppressor now because I tell people to smile if I see them sad.
In my case, smiling can actually help you feel better.
If being asked to smile is the worst thing to happen to women, I’ll take it.
Because trying to be friendly is oppression. Ever tried to see things a bit more positively? Maybe someone asks you to smile because they want to try and cheer you up a bit? No, let’s just assume that all those evil gross men want you to smile for their entertainment only, because OBVIOUSLY every man is selfish like that (oh and women would never ever say things like that am I right?).
"I tell people to smile if I see them sad."
You assume that someone is sad. And sometimes, people do not appreciate you interjecting your assumptions onto them. Moving throughout the day with a neutral face does not mean you are sad. It means that you are simply not smiling.
If someone IS sad, being told to smile is not an automatic pick-me-up. Smiling is a natural reaction. People do not need to be told when to smile. It will happen easily and genuinely for them.
"If being asked to smile is the worst thing to happen to women, I’ll take it."
Really? Do you really think this work is saying that being told to smile is the worst thing that happens to women?
"Maybe someone asks you to smile because they want to try and cheer you up a bit?"
Wrong. “Smile for me.” “You’d be prettier if you smiled.” “Let me get a smile.” etc. Those are not gestures of comfort. Those are attempts by the man asking (read: demanding) to make the woman more approachable for HIM. For her to be more physically appealing to HIM.
It has nothing to do with her or her emotions. And that is what the title work is about.
I find it really mind-boggling that I have to remind people that the title of the project has nothing to do with the act of smiling. It’s about the demand to smile.
It’s also interesting that the Smile piece is the subject of this thread, when it isn’t the piece in the photo. STWTS encompasses a range of statements that address street harassment - including the one pictured, “Women Are Not Outside For Your Entertainment”. Why isn’t the conversation about that poster?
Being told to smile is one instance that fits into this larger context of the way women are treated in the public space. Each poster serves as that very same thing - one reaction to a particular type of treatment. All together, the posters are confronting a larger issue. People get stuck on the smile piece, when there is a larger issue that the posters are pointing to.
From an interview with The Wrap:
“I see myself as a piece of meat. And it’s purely subjective. For me, I know that’s the best I can do.”
“I’m a bit of a micromanager. In the early days, directors and producers would get nervous about me being in the video village. But to me it really is a tool, just a fucking tool. I need to make sure that my tone is working, that’s not about vanity, it’s about is it working? I’m not saving lives, mate, but a surgeon would look at footage and the video of other people doing surgery, or a formula one racer would watch a lap where someone took a corner, or a boxer would watch another boxer fight, I’d watch a screen and say, ‘OK, that’s bullshit, we’ve got to work on that.’
“Some people do have a problem looking at that, they say, ‘Oh shit, that changes everything,’. But I’m 45 films deep now, I’m a bit old and ugly for it, I kind of get it, and I want to know how can I be more immersed in this world.”
“It’s a shift for me, but it was a pleasure to play in the realm of containment,” Hardy said of [Locke] — and the significant difference between Bronson and Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” “I can’t describe it any other way, apart from there is so many layers to it. The car is a containment in some way, Locke is contained in his emotions. And each individual phone call, there are four walls to each relationship, which collapse or don’t. So it was quite a mathematical performance.”
Ironically, in this case, Hardy had to cram an hour and a half performance into five days of shooting, and so he wasn’t quite as able to go through his usual process of reviewing footage; he only looked at dailies from time to time, and in all honesty, was quite comfortable with that this time around.
“There’s nothing to perfect [in his performance], his night is intrinsically fucked,” he said, laughing. “The question is, how do you unfuck it, to the best of your ability, when inevitably it’s not going to be the best of nights? So there’s no point of affecting that with embellishments, it’s shit.”
“Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as a perfection. So the argument of Ivan being a good guy or bad guy, in the same way, he’s not perfect, well fucking welcome to the human race.”
Tom Hardy talks about his ‘silly voices’ with MTV’s Josh Horowitz. Hilarious!
Pin Up Chun-Li
Super Sculpey Clay & Acrylic Paint
Jem and the Holograms Poster Released, Cast Announced
"In her first major film role, Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the lead Jem in the live-action Jem and the Holograms film, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. The Holograms have also been cast: Stefanie Scott, who starred on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, will play Jem’s sister Kimber; Pretty Little Liars actress Aurora Perrineau will play the Holograms’ Shana; and The Fosters’ Hayley Kiyoko has been cast as Aja."
Another interview with Tom & Steven - this one’s pretty long, about 15 mins. In a dark room at the Waldorf Astoria…
Tom Hardy in NYC today. I love that he brought alll of his blag shirts with him. :)
Again, in NYC today, just because he looks damn good in red. :)
Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
Dog: WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING
THIS IS NOT WHAT MY FUR IS FOR
YOU NEED TO STOP