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oh my god I totally see the Jennifer Lawrence resemblance. I was kinda confused when I was reading those posts but I so see it now.
oh my gosh thank you! i still don’t see it but if two people say it’s so then i’ll believe them. :)
I MEAN, YOU PROBABLY CAN’T IMAGINE IT BUT BACK THEN I ONLY WEIGHED LIKE … THREE? THREE AND A HALF POUNDS, TOPS. SLEEK FUR. ALL MUSCLE UNDERNEATH. PICK OF THE LITTER, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? AND I COULD CATCH ANYTHING THAT FLEW. BUGS. BIRDS. THAT LITTLE BALL OF FEATHERS ON A STRING ON A STICK. ANYTHING.
LOOK AT ME, BILLY. LOOK AT ME NOW. LOOK HOW LONG MY EAR HAIR IS. TRY TO FIND MY CHEEKBONES, I DARE YOU. I CAN’T EVEN CATCH MY OWN TAIL WHEN IT SURPRISES ME. THAT’S HOW SLOW I AM.
CATNIP WILL RUIN YOU, SON. YOU DON’T WANT TO START DOWN THAT ROAD. TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. YOU NEED TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND STAY AWAY FROM THAT DEVIL HERB.
"Sacred Taboo", 2014.
acrylic marker on panel.
Normally I leave all my comic work open to interpretation, but I am happy to talk about this one. I graduated from a women’s college, and have had to deal with people saying disparagingly that various and sundry things were “too girly”. Hence, “girly” things - lace, hearts, bows - are juxtaposed with symbols of the divine feminine. There are also references to artist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and her broadside entitled “Pink”.
As this piece was inspired by my time at college, I’m happy to say that it has a permanent home in the Sweet Briar College Mary Helen Cochran Library. It is my hope that everyone realizes that there is nothing wrong with being “girly”.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
I’m not a feminist but THIS ^ <3 <3