Feminism Was Here: New York in the 80’s

October 17, 2010

feminism was here, old time nyc Submitted to our "Feminism Was Here" action campaign,

"I put this sticker on a picture that my father took of an empty New York City street in the 1980s. Feminism walks the streets of this city, every day."

Posted in: Feminism Was Here, Street

I Spy Subway Ads: Sexism or Strength?

January 8, 2010

Melissa spotted the following ad in a New York subway station and shared it with me: Oxford Health ad The ad for Oxford Health Plans features a woman’s body with no head, and encourages passers by to “look closer" -- and if you do, you'll see the following scribbles: “sexism,” “objectifies women,” “erotic,” “women can show off and be beautiful,” “don’t buy,” “no because then public viewing of sports would be sexist.” What do you think? Is that ad degrading and objectifies women, or is it showing a strong, athletic, female body? Use the comments to tell us what you would Sharpie on the poster.

Posted in: Ads, Blog, I Spy, Street