Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you should have heard about the joy of the internet that is Women Who Eat On Tubes, or WWEOT as it shall be henceforth known in this piece because the full name is quite long.
It’s been called creepy, sexist, harassment, art (guess which side that came from) and people have been getting their knickers in a twist trying to pinpoint exactly why sneakily taking a photo of a woman you don’t know eating and adding it to a Facebook page is weird. Ellie Mae O’Hagan used her Tumblr to put it in terms even the twats calling it ‘art’ should be able to understand and used fancy 18th century poetry to do so. Kudos to that.
Things have moved on now and there are some feisty fight backs happening including our favourite – the Women Who Eat Whatever The Fuck They Want inviting ladies onto the Circle Line to do lunch on the 14th April in protest.
A social media brawl is also taking place on the newly formed Men Who Post On Women Who Eat on Tubes where the men who participate on the page and effectively stalk women chewing away on Tubes get their own 15 minutes of fame. And guess what, they don’t like. Massive shocker, that.
We’re right behind you here at The Spin Alley, women of London, and can’t wait to see what tasty goodies you bring to the Circle Line on Monday. We’re thinking chicken wings, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, nachos, a full Indian – whatever conveys the two-fingered message the right way, go crazy.
Instagram that, mastication lovers.
Angharad is a former radio journalist balancing a career in PR with an insatiable writing habit that spans more topics than she can count on her smaller-than-average hands. She's passionate about the media, women's rights and politics with a love of travel, culture, entertainment and all things lifestyle on the side. Interests include prolific online shopping (bit of a reputation in the office), musicals, dinosaurs (be honest, they're awesome) and tweeting anything and everything from @Welsh_PR