Whores to Shrews: A Guide to Graffiti's Female Archetypes
Everyone from Shakespeare to Stephen King has been rehashing these female
stereotypes archetypes, so we weren't surprised when we also found them in Miami's street murals. To the uninitiated, these graffiti gals might look like a blur of T&A, but we're here to point out the telling subtleties.
1. The Bimbo
She's cute, but after she wrecked her car, you had to explain that those trees she kept swerving away from were just her pine-scented air freshener.
2. The Bad Girl
This girl doesn't think twice about disrobing in public and getting down with some
alien scum. In high school, you could find her behind the 7-11. As an
adult, she's got her sticky fingers all over lipgloss at Sephora. And
she ain't paying.
3. The Mother
Two words: birthing hips. One more word: wow.
4. The Shrew
Their scowls and independence threaten nearby
graffiti dudes and is often met with "Know what they need? A good lay."
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