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eight equals d (working title, work in progress)

SLUT!

I LOVE YOUR ASS!

I WANT SEX, I PAY YOU.

 

Avoiding the violent behaviour of men became a part of my daily life since I was about 12 years old, both on the street and on the internet. And as online social networks such as Instagram or Facebook have become a vital part of the daily reality, so has the aggressive harassment of women online. Whilst street sexual harassment takes place mainly in public spaces, online sexual harassment penetrates from the public into the private. This means that the spaces of our homes that used to serve as places to hide, places to escape, places to be alone, are no longer safe anymore. No escape. Anxiety, panic attacks, and depressive symptoms are what usually follow after being exposed to the constant harassment that no longer stays out on the streets. With this project, I would like to ask the following questions:

 

What happens when a woman has to constantly exist in unsafe spaces?

How can we reclaim our space across the physical and digital?

Will there be any safe spaces ever left as the internet takes over?

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