Would you be offended if this was said to you?
Would you be offended if this was said to your sister or daughter?
There is something very powerful about the contrast of a warm, gentled embroidered artform with these quotes. Adler says on her website:
“You read one sampler. Perhaps you are amused, but as you continue reading and consider the body as an entire collection, the response changes. The inherent filth emerges. It is a beautification of an assault. Perhaps in the moment these statements are meant to compliment, but most don’t find vulgar, highly sexualized statements whispered or screamed at them by random strangers complimentary. Rather, they are an invasion of personal space.”
A natural result of the oversexualiztion of women—and downright disrespect.
These are not complements.
These are vulgar, demeaning verbal assaults.
This is where the fight for Women’s Rights and fight against sex trafficking begins…