This is a CRAFTIVIST event in protest of the new Air NZ safety video that features swim suit clad woman insexualised poses. This video is a total objectification of woman, and is making woman passengers feel very uncomfortable, creating an unsafe environment for female staff and perpetuating a culture, that views woman as sexual objects for their pleasure. Also, this video has made passengers of Pacific Island and Maori culture upset due to the cultural appropriation.
In 2014 we would hope for better behaviour from a corporation that has been underwritten by NZ tax payers. This is not only ethically abhorrent but also incredibly bad for business as more and more woman are now refusing to fly with Air NZ.
In response we want to make paper planes to tie to fences and in radical shops, community groups windows, to conveying our rage. Please email us if you wish to participate and make some planes to send to up or drop planes off at Matchbox Gallery, 166 Cuba Street.
The first installation has been at The Freedom Shop, Newtown, Wellington.
The paper planes not only have slogans but also comments from woman passengers, about how this safety video made them feel.