Why the 'Homeless Spikes' Deserve the Turner Prize
"On one level, as so much twitter outrage has pointed out, these spikes symbolise the transformation of the homeless into a form of vermin. But their artistic resonance goes further than that. These spikes beautifully encapsulate the essential concerns of a society that has abandoned any pretence of social justice, fairness and equality, even to the point of refusing to ensure what ought to be the essential component of any civilised society - a home for all its citizens."
Rape culture - "It is unrealistic and unfair to ask women to hide when the sun goes down. We deserve better than fear..." Alfredo 'Al' Nava: "Which is why I strongly recommend to learn Martial Arts, esp. Judo & Jiu Jitsu, for self-defense and as a hobby." [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis that contemplate the widespread phenomenon of blaming the victim]
Emmeline Pankhurst (born Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."