"Kurwa" is the polish word meaning whore and widely used as a curse, an insult, and an exclamation. The same word exists in Ukrainian, with similar meaning, although with milder connotation. Using the word KURWA as vulgarism in Poland is a crime and is punished in court.
During the Woven Network residency, the global protest has risen after the court in Poland has forbidden abortion. Proclaiming abortion a crime in Poland has brought people all over the world on strikes in support of Polish women. Platform Tu has organized the "Black protest" in Mariupol as a gesture of solidarity, with street performance on the central square creating the flag of Ukrainian-Polish support.
The performance marked the start of an artwork called KURWA when the local media has published the news about it. The news has gathered 631 comments from mariupolers, most of which were hate speech, disgust, insults, curses, shaming, bullying, and all the other actions that women in Poland (and all over the world) regularly face. However, not only hate speech was in the comments - many comments have expressed the annoyment of protesters doing something for Polish women rather than for Mariupol.
The average comment sounds like KURWA! in all meanings. The whole artwork is here. Selected pieces are shown in the gallery:
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. Epistle to the Romans 1:28.
...Thanks God, abortions are not prohibited here… And as for Poland… Let it take care of itself… We have our own problems.
Diana Berg is a woman who introduced Ukrainian Cossacks as homosexuals. Sure thing, I’m impressed by her opinion and care about women))
Don’t you have something to do? Right now
Why not to protest if there’s an open hand giving grants
Stupid, uneducated girl wants to hype… everybody knows that children are given by God and the soul exists since the moment of fetation. And the soul is immortal, so abortion is a murder, and that’s horrible.
How come those constantly protesting have so much time for the actions of all kinds? Is that their job?