Sneak Preview of the Counter-Clothesline Project. Shhhh!
Of course, that is only a trial mockup for the Real Deal, which is scheduled for later this week at a major university. Yes, it is a pro-male parody of the infamous Clothesline Project, which, in case you don't know, is a vicious anti-male psychodrama enacted on college campuses everywhere. The activist involved in this work says the following in a recent communique:
"Attached are some pictures of what I have done so far. . . .. I shortened the exhibit. 30 feet was just too big for me to handle all by myself. I took a lot of materials back to the store. It took me a long time to get the overall tone and feel of my message stated correctly. I have only mildly spoken unfavorably of Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, White Ribbon Day, and the Clothesline Project on one shirt. I don't want to get accused of trying to censor others. And I only did so because I can effectively argue that having to see all those rallies with sex-specific language, as a man, IS a men's issue and also that my exhibit is primarily about men's issues. If people come up to me and try to change the topic to women's issues (which they will), I will remind them that that rally was last week and there are two other rallies scheduled to address women's oppression and will tell them that right now, I am talking about men's issues and trying to provide a time and place where we are not overshadowed by women's issues. If they get belligerent, I will stay professional and remind them that they are on camera and that no one, not even me, bothers the demonstrators at the Clothesline, The Walk, or WRD. I can remind them that I have avoided going to those rallies and disrupting them and would like the same courtesy. But, it still might get out of hand so I am going to notify campus police beforehand."And I think that gives you the general idea, right? Here is a closeup of a couple of the shirts:
All right. If I were in his part of the country, I would certainly drop by and give him a hand with the project so that the original 30 ft. exhibit could be put on display. But alas, I am literally thousands of miles away and stuck to the spot, for now. At any ratre, I will certainly do a post-game writeup toward the end of the week. Hopefully there won't be any Femistasi with box cutters cutting in on the action.