feminist subvertising

We’ve been talking in our meetings about starting some subvertising in Brighton and Hove – challenging dominant media and advertsing messages with our own feminist slogans!

At the feminist brighton day we talked about a campaign the council had run last year to discourage binge drinking. It featured a young woman, obviously drunk, and made the explicit link between drinking and sexual violence. We all felt that this kind of advertsiing represents wome as being responsible for rape of they have been drinking, with no mention of the responsibility of the person raping her.

When I do my dreaded christmas shopping this weekend I’ll be looking for inspiration from the adverts around town and think about ways that we can raise awareness of our activities in brighton. Leave a comment if you get any ideas!

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