University of Cincinnati allows large billboards showing women’s privates on campusBy Mason White 4:25 AM March 11, 2013
|Students at University of Cincinnati look at the billboards|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A U.S. university has allowed a group to post large billboards on campus displaying women’s privates, according to press reports in Ohio.
The temporary billboards were placed on the campus of the University of Cincinnati this week, which caused an uproar among some students.
Twelve billboard-sized photographs of women’s privates were placed outside McMicken Hall, that will stay in place throughout the week. UC Alliance for LGBTQ and UC Feminists are behind the project. The student groups said in a statement that the billboards are a way to get people to look at women’s privates in a new way and to counter a recent an anti abortion protest.
The groups said that the anti abortion project compared abortion to the Holocaust.
“We are using shock as a tactic to start a conversation,” Kate Elliot, an artist who helped organize the project, said.
The project this week was planned over several months and features artwork by Elliot.
“Our hope for this project is to fight against social inequalities and abuse through the use of our privates as a form of collective resistance to oppression and reclaim our position as individuals with unique experiences, perceptions and needs,” a post on a facebook group page, explained.