Is a feminist vandal on the loose in East Vancouver?

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      After I blogged about Dude Chilling Park's crude defacement this morning, Straight contributor Michael Mann sent along a couple more photos of feminist-themed graffiti that has recently popped up in Mount Pleasant

      Gender may hurt, but that's no reason to bring the wall into it.
      Michael Mann

      Since the messages are anti-patriarchal in nature, I can only assume that an angry feminist must be behind these works. (You know, because all us feminists are super angry all the time; that's the primary reason we don't have time to adhere to your gender norms.) 

      Michael Mann
      Fuck porn? That's my favourite kind of porn!
      Michael Mann

      Vancouver is notorious for crudely painted graffiti. Earlier this year, Commercial Drive murals were repeated tagged with poorly sprayed "NO PIPELINES" and other anti-oil messages.

      And who could forget East Vancouver's Mohinder, the widely spread and completely pointless King of Shit Tagging?

      All I do know for certain is that Michael had nothing to do with this. Leave his poor building alone, feminists!

      EDIT: Found another one today (August 14)!

      The way to stop rape? Tag the side of a Starbucks with your anti-rape message.
      Miranda Nelson

      Anyone else find part of this vandalism spree?


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      Aug 13, 2014 at 6:49pm

      why does it matter if it is aesthetically pleasing or not? It's a politically charged message...

      wonder woman

      Aug 13, 2014 at 8:09pm

      its so edgy!


      Aug 13, 2014 at 8:09pm

      "It's a politically charged message..."

      Just not a very persuasive one.


      Aug 13, 2014 at 9:29pm

      y'all are just hating because you don't think sexism affects you. you're probably a dude or an anti-feminist woman. Sometimes blunt messages are provoking.

      The Baby Jesus

      Aug 13, 2014 at 11:02pm

      I think the most frustrating thing about dealing with feminists, often, is their frequent unwillingness to recognize that one may hold values that happen to be in line with sex and gender equality and still reject feminist ideology.

      It's a bit like trying to convince a capitalist that just because one rejects their particular ideology, that does not mean that one also rejects meritocratic values.

      It's funny how ideologues so often want to claim absolute ownership of the values their ideology merely adopted.


      Aug 13, 2014 at 11:54pm

      confusing article because this is written by Miranda. I assumed angry feminist was a single type, but now I see there are camps!


      Aug 14, 2014 at 7:17am

      Holy shit, you mean all people aren't the same and are capable if independent thoughts and feelings? What a mind blowing concept


      Aug 14, 2014 at 8:22am

      Note to feminists and the men who love them--feminism is not a set of arguments, but a set of beliefs. This is important because it means that at least as far as men are concerned the feminist is always right.

      Feminism, by it very definition, is immune to criticism from men. The notion that a male feminist critic could ever win an argument and the feminist could acknowledge "Wow, you're really right; you've taught me something" is utterly anathema to the movement. In feminism the male is ALWAYS wrong, and the woman always right, not because of her arguments, but merely and simply because of her gender, because she is "oppressed."

      It is this sort of hypocrisy--the way in which feminism has recreated the very silencing of the other gender that it supposedly hates--that has driven lots of thoughtful, woman loving, equality-supporting men to the conclusion that the feminist movement is a crime perpetrated on women and that they will oppose it with every fibre of their being.

      True feminism respects that a woman has a brain and can engage in an argument. For this to be true, however, one crucial thing is required--that the woman can be proved wrong by a man. Until then...


      Aug 14, 2014 at 8:45am


      Of course sexism affects me, but I thank no idiot for trivializing an important discussion by lowering it to punkass spray paint, that costs somebody money to fix. Think that person has had his or her consciousness raised in the direction you want?