Equality is defined as being equal in means of status, rights, and opportunities. Inequality is mostly seen between the sexes, races, and also for graffiti artist. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Although these rights remain unalienable, today’s society has become an unjust and unequal one which places people at the top based upon certain characteristics; such as sex, race, or even wealth. We have a statement of this “scale of unfairness” on our very street.
The art depicts two scales on one side is the male sex symbol outweighing the female sex symbol which is located on the other side. You see this work of art downtown on Tejon Street. The majority of the Colorado Springs population, white males, are in uproar about this horrific “graffiti” that taints our town and corrupts our streets. It is our duty as a community, despite opposition, to keep this art work as a reflection of today’s unbalanced society and that we must change the unequal circumstances that women have to face be it in the workforces or just opportunity wise. The term graffiti it is described as writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Due to this definition, most people automatically combine graffiti with illegal activity.
Therefore, it is considered an illicit or illegal activity simply it is done in a public space. Graffiti it is misunderstood and misrepresented by the media; they twist it into vandalism and call it a gateway into other crimes. How can art be a gateway into stealing and murdering’society just want. .he is a woman. Infanticide, the killing of female babies, is still predominant in areas all over the world.
Mothers rid themselves of girl children so that they don’t have to worry about dishonor or providing a dowry. This killing of females is also represented in the art. This artwork should remain on Tejon Street as a reminder as how far we have come as women and how we have much work ahead of us in order to get true equality. This masterpiece not only depicts the struggle of equality between the sexes, but also the struggle of street artists trying to be taken seriously as the real innovative composers they truly are. Therefore for the growth of our community as a whole we need to keep this up to start the change in the inequality of the sexes. As we progress to true equality we create a more equal word, and a more equal world creates more opportunities for all.