terça-feira, 14 de junho de 2016

Da violência

No mesmo dia do ataque de Orlando, o Daniel Arnold, um fotógrafo de rua de Nova Iorque, que tem um dos melhores feeds do Instagram, postou uma foto tirada dentro de um transporte público: uma mulher lê um texto intitulado "To Reduce Your Likelihood of Murder", escrito por Ander Monson. Deixo-vos aqui a foto e o texto:

To Reduce Your Likelihood of Murder

Do not go outside. Do not go outside, on dates, or to the store, alone. Do not go on dates with men. Do not go on dates with men who drive. Do not drive yourself to dates, because that may anger the man you are dating who may wonder if you’re too good to step foot in his new custom chrome baby-baby car. Do not date men who sit in or lean on cars. Do not sit in cars or sprawl yourself against the seat, or lean up against the metal skin of the door while you are being kissed. Do not date at night. Do not walk at night. Do not walk at night alone. Do not be alone. Walk with a girlfriend or someone else. A man you trust? Do not spend time with men, men friends, or boys. Do not spend time with any kind of men at all. Do not spend time with friends at all. Most women are killed by someone they know. Most women are killed by someone they know intimately.

Install alarm systems on every window, every doorway in your house. Better, do not live in a house. Go apartment. Go co-op. Go someplace where you can be heard, where someone can hear you scream. Do not venture out in public (at night, alone). Do not stay at home. Do not wear black. Do not wear the dress your boyfriend likes so much. Do not date your boyfriend whom you like so much. Do not like so much. Do not say like so much. Everyone is a potential murderer. And murderee. You are the murderee. You are single, seventeen, and thin. You are a thing made for television, for the nights of drama crime. Do not watch crime shows on TV or DVD. Do not open the door for anyone. Do not tell your mother that you don’t know when you’ll be back. Do not frustrate. Do not comply. You must lie somewhere in-between.

Do not sleep deeply.

Do carry mace, or pepper spray, or a bowie knife. Do carry guns if you can get them. A crossbow. A blowgun. Do subscribe to the Shotgun News and carry it wherever you go. It will be a totem, will keep you safe from harm. Armor yourself: plate mail, chain mail, studded leather armor. Helms and chain-link gloves. Keep away from the windows at all times. You must be surprising: Always travel in a crowd, in a cloud of smoke. Cover all your tracks. Keep an eye behind. Switch cabs. Duck into dead-end streets and wait for cars to pass.

Still you will be killed. You’re born for it. Your life is a tree meant to be torn apart by weather and electricity.

– Ander Monson

2 comentários:

  1. "Do not sleep deeply."

    Suspeito que é mais seguro sleep deeply - evita mais o cenário "é chato, mas agora que acordaste e nos viste a cara temos que te matar".

    1. Pois é; ainda por cima foi escrito por um homem, logo há uma perspectiva da mente masculina à qual as mulheres não têm acesso... ;-)


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