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Stop the LGBT Revolution! - Go Ahead and Try! (Anti)Homophobic and (Anti)Patriarchal Graffiti of the Post-Socialist Transition

The article deals with political graffiti and street art addressing sensitive topics related to gender and sexuality in postsocialist Europe, and particularly in Slovenia. Its central research question is how the discourses of homophobia and patriarchalism are constructed and presented on the walls and what reactions and resistances they provoke. The themes of such graffiti usually appear in opposition pairs, i.e. pro et contra, with the most common themes being patriarchalism, feminism, questioning of sexual binarism, sexual and sexual denunciations (in the sense of discrediting various “others”), sexual selfidentification, (anti)homophobia, (anti)transphobia and direct politicization of the movement. The methods of graffiti and street art resistance to sexual and sexual discrimination are either spontaneous, in the form of sprays or templates by anonymous graffiti artists, or organized (actions within the scope of the Red Dawns festival, Slovenia; Decontamination project, Slovenia; Antifa Sisters, Slovenia; Silent protest, Russia; STAB school, Kyrgyzstan). The author concludes that the hegemonic struggle over gender and sexuality issues is also being fought on the walls of postsocialist cities, which until recently were primarily the domain of leftwing movements and individuals.


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Issue No. 280 - Weaponizing Fear / New Feminisms and Fighting Stupidity
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2020 , volume volume 48 , issue issue 280
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