Anti-Pro-Life protesters near Ryerson Univ. :|
I do not know if the pro-choice people took any psychology in school, but I believe their tactics is having the boomerang effect. At least, that's how it feels.
What I mean is that had I seen the gross pictures, I would have been dismayed from looking at them, ever again and ignored the pro-life people. But through the pro-choice people covering up the photos, in a weird way, I am curious to see them, because the pro-life people do change the pictures (I pass by Ryerson, quite frequently). They're terrible photos that are disgusting, but you feel compelled to see them, because someone is partially covering them. It's a really annoying psychological effect, let me tell you.
I think the strategy is questionable for the pro-choice people. Crudely drawn signs being held against professionally looking placards, feels & looks almost like an immature child having a temper tantrum because s/he is not getting their way. Strategically, at least in commercial sales, if you want to kill a bad product (pardon the pun) you leave it out to dry and let it fall as people start ignoring it. You don't turn it into a loss leader by covering it up and telling people not to look at it, which can spark people's curiosity. But then again, what do I know?