Christian anarchists steal dozens of glamor calendars from kiosk
Group called 'Jesus Radicals' say they were striking a blow against sexism
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- Yasmine Hafiz for Huffington Post Religion
- United States
- December 19, 2013
An anonymous group posting on the Christian anarchist website "Jesus Radicals," shared a story of vigilante action against a Mall of Georgia kiosk selling racy calendars.
Channel 2 reported that they stole almost 200 calendars from the Buford, Georgia kiosk, replacing them with protest signs against female objectification that featured slogans like, "Sorry, misogyny is out of stock," "Should've gone with the puppies," "The female body is not a commodity," among others.
They explained their motives in their post on Jesus Radicals, titled "Calendar Grrlz:"
“Every day on the way to work, we had to walk by this kiosk. Each passing encounter forced a specific sexuality and beauty standard upon us, and we couldn’t take it anymore. We were sick of being told that our worth is equivalent to what aesthetic pleasure our bodies can afford someone else (typically a man). If your environment disturbs you, disturb it.”
The post explained exactly how the anonymous radicals carried off their protest, which involved three people, one of whom distracted the sole employee while the other two replaced the calendars with signs.
One read, "For every girl who struggles with eating. For every girl who always followed his lead. For every girl who was only valued for her body."
The owner of the kiosk, Jessica Roy, told Channel 2 that the action was misguided, adding, "We are not Sports Illustrated. We are a small business that's just trying to make a living."
She told WSB Radio that the theft means that she probably won't be able to give her employees end-of-year bonuses.
Source: Huffington Post Religion