PadsAgainstSexism: Karlsruhe teen launches campaign to banish taboos
Elonë Kastrati began her project #PadsAgainstSexism last Sunday on International Women’s Day after being inspired by feminist quotes she found on Instagram and Tumblr.
Together with her sister, Nora, the 19-year-old took to the streets of Karlsruhe where she has been sticking up sanitary pads – each bearing a poignant message about rape and the portrayal of women.
“Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods,” says one slogan, which the 19-year-old sticks to a phone box.
“I wanted to provoke and get people talking about rape and taboos about menstruation,” Elonë told DW in Karlsruhe.
Elonë told Deutsche Welle she wanted her campaign to question the extreme representations of women in society, from the sexualized to the shamed.