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14 Cross-Stitches Of Catcalls One Woman Received In The Street

This artist sewed catcalls she received into framed pictures.

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1. Elana Adler, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has created You Are My Duchess, a series of embroidered catcalls.

In these works, the traditionally feminine form of embroidery masks the ugly sentiments within.

Adler told BuzzFeed News: "The project started out as a collection of things people would holler at me. I get catcalled all of the time – most women do.

"Once I started getting more interesting 'calls, I started texting them to myself, and thus the collection began.

"At first I wasn't sure what to do with them. I started cross-stitching them. I wanted to laboriously and painstakingly give attention to all these phrases that were verbally thrown at me in a moment."

Adler explains: "You read one sampler. Perhaps you are amused, but as you continue reading and consider the body as an entire collection, the response changes."

Then, the "filth emerges. It is a beautification of an assault.

"They reduce the complex emotional experience of being heckled by catcalls to a simple piece of women's work."

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