Students at Ohio State University display their poor artistic skills using bedsheets, sexism.

Students at Ohio State University display their poor artistic skills using bedsheets, sexism.
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Let's look at a still photograph from what is hopefully a piece of avant-garde performance art.

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There's a new trend: college housing adorned with poorly spray-painted bed sheets with lettering that would make a font creator cry. The signs above were hung on a house where a bunch of Ohio State University male seniors live, just one day after the Internet freaked out when similar signs were hung at Old Dominion University.

Oh! Wait! Maybe it's a satellite exhibit from Dismaland! That would be a far superior explanation than the alternative, which is that some college almost-men still act like stereotypes of themselves. At the very least, we can all agree on two things:
1. These sheets have never been washed.
2. The messages on them are sexist.

Another issue is that the messages don't really make sense. Daycare? What kind of child prodigy goes from daycare straight to college? I think the sign creators mean "babysitting," because the sex-tivities these dudes have planned take place in the possibly-roofied, definitely-beer-filled nighttime hours. Here's another sign that was submitted to Jezebel by OSU student Abigail Slone.

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Gross! These morons don't know anything about emergency contraception OR proper lettering for large-scale signage. WCMH interviewed two OSU students who live in the house, this is what they had to say:

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Justin Miller: “Our motive is just to have fun, it is college.”

Alex Sheets: “People have been saying we are misogynists, we are sexist, we are degrading towards women. My dad, he is a good Christian man, I am a good Christian man, but we just do this for fun. We are not trying to cause any havoc or stir up any trouble, we are just trying to have some fun.”

It appears their motive is fun and, unfortunately, not performance art as I had hoped. Maybe it'll be on their syllabus next semester to learn about the harm in perpetuating rape culture (yes, we realize these banners Have Always Existed, but this is the year we Point Things Out, so that Maybe Things Can Gradually Change, dammit!).

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