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Do Not Smile

Thank you to all the women involved in this project.

Do Not Smile wants to draw attention to a social grievance that we all face every day.

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Smiling is beautiful, an expression of happiness and affection. But why do women always have to look happy?
Telling a woman to smile is usually done for two reasons:

Caring or control

The former may be well-intentioned, but neither is likely to go over well. On the other hand, studies show that many men see a smile as submissive, weak, and vulnerable. So telling a woman to smile could be about wanting to push her back into a traditional stereotype. In our society, we are so used to women smiling at us from every advertisement that it is almost disconcerting when this is not the case.

There is so much more behind every woman than just the smile we all expect. Let’s make that visible.

Ongoing Series

Who wants to be part of this ongoing series? Get in touch!

Next Date:

09./10.04.2022 @ https://www.womens-tribe-munich.de/ – FULLY BOOKED

09./10.07.2022 @ https://www.womens-tribe-munich.de/ – FULLY BOOKED

10./11.09.2022 @ https://www.womens-tribe-munich.de/ Become a part of the project