Alright, with this, I’ve blown my fucking top. It’s past time to fight back. It is time to get in their faces and let them know this is unacceptable. The blatant sexism and misogyny must stop, the double standards all over the place must stop. Do you need any more proof than this:
that sexism and misogyny are far more acceptable than racism in the culture? Imagine if this was an effigy of Obama in a noose. Would it fly? Would people being saying it was icky, but “it made me laugh, so?” No, they would not. Do you know why? Because you can’t lynch a black man in this country anymore (thank gawd), even a fake dummy version of him, but you can do any goddamn thing you want to a woman. If there’s a penalty, it’s light. If you know her, it’s even lighter. And that’s utter fucking bullshit. Even the bullshit artist that created this piece of shit knows it.
“I know if we had done it with Barack Obama, people would’ve probably thrown things through our windows,” Morrisette said. “The image of a hanged black man is a lot more intense than the image of a hanged white woman — for our country — in the history of our country.”
The person responsible for this bullshit lives in West Hollywood. His name is Chad Michael Morisette–he calls it art and has a budding art career in Hollywood. It’s time we got in his face and stopped him, and got in the faces of any motherfucker who supports this monster or shit like this. I don’t have his contact information, but I will publish it the minute I receive it if someone offers it. His contact information appears to be:
1253 N Orange Grove Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046-5311
Call him and give him an earful. Follow up with a letter and send it snail-mail. Inundate this motherfucker with our outrage. We’ve got a point of focus, so let’s use it! Let’s make him wish he had the kind of cultural sensitivity toward gender issues he has toward race issues. And if you see him, absolutely give him an earful. This is still a free country and your speech is still protected and you can say anything you want to him on the street. He’s done the same to you with his image–he’s told you you don’t matter because you have a vagina, and you are fair game for lynching, and that it’s funny. Don’t touch him in any way, but lay into him with your words. Remind him, if you like, that it’s not funny, and Halloween doesn’t excuse it, ESPECIALLY during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (which October is). (h/t TGW)
But don’t stop there. Get mad and get even. Whenever you see this kind of bullshit, or even the bullshit like coverage of Palin’s wardrobe, swarm the bastards. Make their phones ring off the hook. Clog their e-mail filters. Harrass their receptionists. Stalk their workplaces and corporate offices. Bug their sponsors. Don’t just take it. That’s why they’re able to do it. Because we take it. We have got to fight back in an organized way. Impact. We’ve got to create impact.
UPDATE: H/T commenter Chevalier:
Also, do email a store, Roseark, that proudly proclaims to carry this douchebag’s “awe-inspiring sculptures”
You can email Roseark at email@example.com
Harass anybody who supports this guy. They’re all complicit.
UPDATE the Second: Via an anonymous tipster in comments:
STATEMENT FROM ROSEARK –
It has come to our attention that the window display designer Chad Michael Morrissette who has designed windows at our former store Kaviar and Kind, has displayed a distasteful rendering of the Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates in front of his home. The current store and gallery Roseark has no association with Chad Michael Morrissette and is in no way connected to this latest stunt.