Thursday, November 18, 2010

Goodbye...

"Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign."

Ok, I'll take the bait. Sometimes, sometimes, even I'm a bit confused by this world I live in. I photographed this plywood wall at Congress Square awhile ago. Walking by it this past week, it's now covered by graffiti, posters and other placards. However, this young gal, with the molotov cocktail in hand, remains with this strange expression. When I read, "Goodbye Rape Culture", there are times I think I get it; it's obvious. But then, I read it again, and I'm really at a loss. Who is she? Looks like she has fallen out of a 50's reading primer somewhere. What is she doing? Why is she carrying the bottled gasoline? Enjoy your day. I'm going to ponder this a bit more. No, maybe not!

12 comments:

  1. That might be a bottle of coke. Rape is also a plant, in the mustard family. Rapeseed Oil comes from it.
    If I were you, I wouldn't think about it at all.
    Just don't forget to do the groceries. ;-)

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  2. Before I put my glasses on, this looked like a pleasing poster with pleasing colors. . .and then, with glasses, ew. I don't get it either.
    Don't forget to do the groceries.

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  3. This was probably done by some 'long-haired freaky people'. I rather like thinking about it...is this lower case 'r' or upper case 'r', is the culture emotional or literal...hmmmm, fascinating.

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  4. Hmmm you are so philosophic today!
    I think people are very creative, I love those colours and maybe the gasoline is used to clean the brushes!
    Léia :)

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  5. You pose a lot of questions here. I wish I had the answers but, alas no!

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  6. Very interesting to ponder and an excellent observation on your part to capture in a photo. Oh, and don't forget to do the groceries...

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  7. I let you do the thinking on this one. Just don't forget the groceries!

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  8. It's an interesting shot, but I think you should take Elenka's advice and don't think about it at all!

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  9. Marchin O'NeachtainNovember 19, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Let Art be Art! If you go back later, the girl may have a husband and family and they need gas for the car which is stuck somewhere out on outer congress street.

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  10. I only have one thing to say to this...Kilroy was here ;) Have a nice day!

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  11. I can't help you with what the image itself means, but here's a link about rape culture that might help out you and some of your commenters! http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/10/rape-culture-101.html

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