Another snap of street art in Prahran, but this one is incredibly offensive, I think. I nearly didn’t post it because I didn’t want to give it a platform.
I saw it on the way to my trapeze lesson. When I got to NICA, one of the girls in my class asked if I’d come from the station. “Oh my God, did you see that piece of graffiti?”
I realised I wasn’t the only person the piece had made an impact on, so maybe it is worth posting for discussion.
Obviously the implication that single mothers are pole dancers is in itself repugnant, but I also think it is offensive to suggest that going to pole dancing clubs supports women. People come up with all sorts of excuses to justify it – by talking about emancipation of women and freedom to do what you want with your body – but the fact is that stripping and dancing for money only perpetuates the idea that a woman’s value is in appearing sexually attractive to men.
Oh yeah, and there’s an APOSTROPHE CATASTROPHE!!!