Saturday, May 9, 2015

Un Cochon Andalou

The brown-skinned, pleasant looking woman in an NYPD uniform smiles out at the subway station platform from the recruitment poster.

But someone has taken a blade, maybe keys, to it and scratched out the eyes on the poster with careful, deliberate fury.

I've seen this on other posters before - happens all the time, especially to images of women - but something about the defaced picture disturbs me as I walk by. It is violent and ugly and slightly surreal, and makes me feel a foreboding of bad things to come.

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