This paper researches the topic of graffiti vandalism and sexualized out door advertising.


This paper suggests that both graffiti and highly sexualized outdoor advertising

should be understood as forms of street harassment. Research exists charting the

manner in which graffiti creates fear in public space and fear of crime is something

experienced by women more frequently than men. There has been no similar

research done on outdoor advertising. Using ideas from fpinist geography and

criminology this paper argues that the socially exclusive consequences of the fears of

crime brought about by graffiti and outdoor advertising can be understood as being

similar to the consequences of street harassment. The framework of social exclusion

will be used to suggest that, like graffiti, highly sexualized outdoor advertispents

constitute an important public policy concern.