WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO WALK ALONE – PROTEST STREET ART
Above the green bin at the left hand side of this black wall there is what is known as a “Sheela na gig” which I am not allowed to publish as my photographs are rated as “family friendly” by Google. A few years ago my Pinterest account was suspended [blocked] because I included photographs of an ancient Sheela na gig I also had problems with Flickr.
I should explain that there is an ongoing project known as Project Sheela paying tribute to sites of significance to women’s rights. To the best of my knowledge the street art project was founded by two Dublin artists celebrating female sexuality in Ireland.
This year, images were placed at seven locations, with one being placed in a location each day during the week of International Women’s Day. Details and stories about the locations were posted on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/projectsheela/
My mother, who will be 101 in May, has always claimed that there is a huge number of men who dislike women and even more who have no respect for women. Until recently I thought that she was exaggerating.
Over the last few years I have begun to realise how badly women have been [are being] treated and I am beginning to realise that it may be a lot worse than I ever believed.
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