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.

Whores to Shrews: A Guide to Graffiti's Female Archetypes


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.

Whores to Shrews: A Guide to Graffiti's Female Archetypes

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."

Whores to Shrews: A Guide to Graffiti's Female Archetypes


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