The Pastie Bandits... (a movement)
***UPDATE! WE WILL BE HAVING A LARGE, 3RD ART PERFORMANCE PIECE ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH 14-15 PEOPLE STRONG. STAY TUNED...LOCATION TO BE DISCLOSED JUST BEFORE... (anyone who would like to join please email/msg me.)
“So I was looking at iPads the other day...” w/my friend @mandybraun 🌹⭐️
This looks like fun & games but there is a real reason to my madness here. #activism#performanceart
I want love & Light to permeate our society everywhere. Yes, we got served and sat inside a Starbucks. (The Apple store was cool w/us & it felt great to just be accepted.) It took about 8 min for the Sbux mgr to come up to us & ask us to cover up or leave. The mgr said we were making people uncomfortable, but we were more covered than some backless dresses allow for.
Is it because American/patriarchal society deems a sexualized woman’s body amoral or inappropriate...Starbucks SEXUALIZED US. Really we were minding our own business, all body parts clothed, chatting & enjoying a cup of coffee...The mgr was simply judging what we were wearing as inappropriate. So a backless dress could show as much skin...would probably be fine...If Gwen Stefani showed up in just a bikini it would probably be fine (showing more than we were...). Is it the amount of money we make? Is it a certain number of Instagram followers we need to have? How far does this go? If people are uncomfortable b/c a patron is black & sitting at a table in SBux waiting for their real estate friend...It’s ok to call the police & ask them to leave? What if a patron is gay & making other customers uncomfortable? How far does this go?
If it makes people uncomfortable maybe it is because they are conditioned & no longer ask the necessary questions. If Tom sat right next to us wearing the same thing Pasties and all would they ask him to leave???
I’m ticked off the more I experience the ridiculousness of how sexualized women’s bodies are, how objectified, and commoditized by a patriarchal capitalism...and more! Down w/white supremacy.
Where does judging people as appropriate or inappropriate end? Was this a justified business response?
Pointing out inconsistencies & contradictions. Asking the questions. Art makes you think. Love & Light ❤️✨❤️
#photography #killerjpeg #starbucks#whatisinappropriate #whatisallowed#civilrights #womensrights
Once in awhile, well, BAM!