January 24, 2016

"According to the 26-year-old street artist from Bristol, she felt compelled to 'redress the balance' after a lifetime of being assaulted by phallic street art..."

"Everyone's got something to say, so they should say SAY IT. There ain't enough female street artists. FACT. That's gotta change. I don't give a f*ck if I agree with anyone else or if they agree with me, if I got something to say then I'll spray paint it. EVERYONE should do the same.... The feedback I'm talking about is from c*cks sprayed on bus stops, get me? It's pure STREET feedback. All I'm doing is evening out the balance, for every c*ck there should be a vaj. That's NATURE, innit?"

From "Feminist Street Artist Vaj Graff Painted A Vulva On A Statue Of Queen Victoria To Fight The Patriarchy."

I disapprove of vandalism, but the drawing on a statue is surprisingly artful....



Made me think of the old Bob Dylan lyric:
While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked
Reading that in the context of Queen Victoria and the possibility of a female President of the United State infuses new meaning in the song title: "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)."

28 comments:

tim maguire said...

Good for her (except for the vandalism part). Most feminists loudly demand that some man come fix their problem for them. She's taking care of business all by herself.

AReasonableMan said...

Althouse said ...
Made me think of the old Bob Dylan lyric:


What doesn't?

sean said...

So, all those newsstands publicly displaying Playboy (and harder core stuff) are feminist street art? Who knew?

Seriously, this makes no sense. Public displays of nude females might be subversive in Saudi Arabia, but they're hard to avoid in America.

tim maguire said...

Blogger sean said...So, all those newsstands publicly displaying Playboy (and harder core stuff) are feminist street art? Who knew?

So a nude is a nude? Statue of David and Playboy centerfold? That's where you're likely to find disagreement.

JAORE said...

Is she speaking from jail? If not, why not? She's an admitted repeat offender with no sense of remorse. Couldit be because she's an artiiiiist?

Find another way to fight and I might listen. But battling stupid, juvenile cock drawings (boy does THAT show male dominance!) with vandalism..... Get over yourself.

Wilbur said...

Of course she would have no objection if I came over to wherever she lives and spray paint all of her clothes and stuff she owns. Because I'M AN ARTIST!!! AND THIS IS MY ART!!!

JCC said...

Self-absorbed twit.

robinintn said...

Affirmative vandalism.

mccullough said...

I fall upon the thorns of life. I bleed.

traditionalguy said...

Talk about the fall of Western Civilization. It has died from Politically Correct Terminal Boredom.

Bob Boyd said...

"for every c*ck there should be a vaj. That's NATURE, innit?"

That's heteronormative and/or homophobic, innit?

rhhardin said...

I'd guess that penis grafitti relies on a supposed female revulsion to it. The reverse doesn't work.

John and Ken, reporting on a blue phallus along the route of the Pope on some third world island or other, pulled up a picture, causing their news babe Terri Rae Elmer to say "ewww."

"That the sound a woman makes when she sees a penis," said John.

Gabriel said...

I'm confused--did anyone not know Queen Victoria was a woman?

Are male monarchs typically represented with nude phalluses?

Then again there is this official court portrait.

Fernandinande said...

Aww, doubleplus cute.

Did she get community service and have to clean up her messes?

Paul said...

Paints a pussy on a statute and that makes her... what? Juvenile? Clueless? Smart?

She needs to look out the window and see what is really going on out there. Muslim 'refugees' are raping women in countries not far from her. And many of these are coming to her country, and even the city she is in, right now. Yet all she can think of is a pussy on a statute.

It's things, and clueless people, like this that made Rome fall.

s'opihjerdt said...

I remember when feminists were opposed to the objectification of wOmen.

clint said...

" s'opihjerdt said...
I remember when feminists were opposed to the objectification of wOmen.

1/24/16, 10:44 AM"

So they should support this womanification of an object.

traditionalguy said...

Actually what made Rome fall was renting Teutonic people's to become their Legions defending the borders and expecting they would stop at the borders. But as waves of migrant tribes pushed on into them those Teutonic Legionaires wanted their share Rome's loot more than they felt like natural born Italians would have felt.

Birkel said...

The artist was "assaulted" by an inanimate object? If true, then this artist knowingly, willfully assaulted other people with her own art.

Or, as is more likely, no assaults occurred and this artist wished to express herself, poorly in words but well in her art.

Michael K said...

""for every c*ck there should be a vaj. That's NATURE, innit?""

Caitlynn Jenner will have her in court soon.

The cultural race to the bottom is now busy digging a hole.

Char Char Binks said...

We can do away with all mental health problems by redefining every act of a lunatic as "art".

n.n said...

Perhaps a patriarchal bias in human society exists in response to an often brutal subjugation favored by Mother Nature. Sacrificing your own child is the ultimate expression of open rebellion against the matriarchy.

n.n said...

Char Char Binks:

Art and/or stable as in "normal". Or, if we are particularly desperate, adopt a quasi-religion based on a faith dictated by the dark energy pulled out of a penumbra or dark fringes of human conscience.

Quaestor said...

I disapprove of vandalism, but the drawing on a statue is surprisingly artful....

A sadly low standard of artfulness, but unsurprising from a baby boom art major. Face facts, ladies and gentlemen, we boomers (I'm on the tail end so I include myself) are total aesthetic fuck-ups. Very little we have put our hands to has escaped degradation, ergo our sensibilities are similarly warped. Granted Bristol's eyesore of public art is pedestrian at best, but one must consider the subject, whatever one does artistically with that dumpy little dynast is doomed, as sculpture especially. However the puerile yobbit (another Quaestor coinage meaning a female yob) has accomplished nothing more than uninteresting porn. Tsk,tsk... What a poor showing, and she's already 26 -- far past the age of poetry. Cap the spray can, Vaj, it's not your true medium. I suggest a more organic approach to aesthetic expression, something involving ground beef and condiments...

BTW, no vulva is visible on the vandalized statue. If the Althouse blog were a peep show I'd demand my quarter back.

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Clyde said...

She muffed it.

ironrailsironweights said...

Back in Vicky's day naked women actually looked like women. Today they look like prepubescent girls. God damn it.

Peter