Posts tagged "strangers"

Photographer’s Series Removes The Space Between Strangers

Most of the time, those of us who live in busy urban areas do our best to avoid bumping into or grazing the hands of our fellow city-dwellers. We're too afraid of being admonished for violating someone's personal space, too aware of when our own personal space feels threatened. But when given permission to actually…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

This “Bitch Face” Graphic Is The Story Of My Life

After that mild controversy we stirred up over strangers telling us to smile, this graphic, from illustrator Kris Atomic perfectly illuminates my feelings on the subject. If you feel like this applies to you, Ms. Atomic even offers this illustration as a poster -- one which could be easily stapled to…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2013

Stop Telling Me To Smile, Already

How many zillions of times in you life have you been told by a random stranger on the street to "smile"? While the sentiment may at first seem harmless, the implication is that women only exist to be objectified by men -- that by not smiling, we're not fulfilling our end of the bargain. It'…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2013