Here Are Some Posters For The Men Who Tell Women What To Do Or What They Think Of Them In The Street

Every day, women are harassed in the street simply for being women. In other words: Every time we step out the house, we run the risk of being shouted at, catcalled, or assaulted — usually in broad daylight. FUN!

Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh wanted to take women's voices and faces and plaster them big and bold in the very same places where this takes place. She's using street art to address gender-based street harassment by taking a place where women feel uncomfortable and turning it into a place where we cannot be ignored.

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"Stop Telling Women to Smile" is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh that started in Brooklyn in the fall of 2012. It is an ongoing, traveling series that will gradually include many cities and many women. The art show is in Oakland, Calif., throughout March in the Betti Ono gallery, and the activities in LA are sponsored by WAM! (Women, Action & the Media). To find out more about the project and how you can get involved with it, have a look at the website. Thanks to Upworthy friend Wyatt for sending this over. The thumbnail is by Thomas Leuthard is used under Creative Commons License — the original can be found here.

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