Monday, April 21, 2008

Intelligent Graffiti/Posters

One thing I noticed on our trip to Spain was that a good bit of the graffiti was political. Mary posted one graffiti example among the photos she put up on this post on her blog. My photo here shows a bill that I saw stuck up in several of the cities we visited. Mary's photo shows an unambiguous anti-abortion statement.

The organization that printed the bill is izquierda-unida, which means "united left". This is some sort of political party or movement that describes itself of the left. I think it curious that the post seems to include an anti-abortion statement. On the other hand, if you look at who is doing the hand holding in the second two pairs of figures, we can see that the the bill is also promoting equal rights for same sex couples. Maybe it's simply promoting the right of a same sex couple to have a baby if they want and is not anti-abortion per se.

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