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Artist Jessica Ledwich presents “The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine,” a collection of surreal photographs documenting the psychological consequences of contemporary beauty standards and practices. For Ledwich, female sexuality is viewed as “threatening” and is therefore oppressed; she exaggerates in this series of images, the femme fatale image, showing her red-lipped, square-nailed protagonist engaging in violence with her own body.

Artist Jessica Ledwich presents “The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine,” a collection of surreal photographs documenting the psychological consequences of contemporary beauty standards and practices. For Ledwich, female sexuality is viewed as “threatening” and is therefore oppressed; she exaggerates in this series of images, the femme fatale image, showing her red-lipped, square-nailed protagonist engaging in violence with her own body.

Artist Jessica Ledwich presents “The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine,” a collection of surreal photographs documenting the psychological consequences of contemporary beauty standards and practices. For Ledwich, female sexuality is viewed as “threatening” and is therefore oppressed; she exaggerates in this series of images, the femme fatale image, showing her red-lipped, square-nailed protagonist engaging in violence with her own body.

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."

"When a man tells the truth it's the truth...And as a woman when I go to tell the truth, I feel like I have to negotiate how I am perceived. I feel like there's always suspicion around a woman's truth. The idea that you're exaggerating." [click on this image to find Robine Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video and a discussion of rape culture, where men's truth that women sometimes "ask for it" by wearing certain articles of clothing is often respected more than the #rape victim's truth]

"I am not broken because some lady wanted an apple."

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Damned if you do....Annie could smell bullshit a mile away.

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That's why they don't shave their legs or armpits or spend a shit ton of money on hair colouring either.

Sandra Lee Bartky, Foucault, Femininity and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power

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Hair has a social history, and it is political. Disentangle that.

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catriarchy, please.

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