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is that your hand on my thigh?

A story of sex, secrets, and Ivy League denial or is it fantasy? Disavowal. Complicity. A career boost. Might as well milk it for what its worth. As if fawning over her is somehow a mark of distinction, A heaven-sent … Continue reading

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ragged glory

The first impression is of some weekend painter with a crude, vulgar, unskilled hand depicting mercenary goons, violence, power, subjugation, and a whole stock of themes from the politically correct almanac. Once that prejudice falls away there is something quite … Continue reading

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emancipation: utopia is kind of boring

Sigmund Freud even constructed an elaborate theory, based on the female’s discovery of her presumed anatomical deficiencies to explain why females manifest a submissive feminine personality. This theory has proven to be one of the most disposable portions of Freud’s … Continue reading

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THE MALE GAZE:LOOKING IS RARELY A NEUTRAL OPERATION

The description of genius with feminine images did not serve to bridge the gulf between male and female artists, partly because of the different ways that their creativity was conceived. Actual childbirth was regarded as an outgrowth of women’s “natural” … Continue reading

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Protest Art & Feminist Critique

Political violence as a figurative art form. Nancy Spero’s career  has been a  statement against the pervasive abuse of power, militarism, and sexual predation.A feminist artist preoccupied with myth and the repetition of eternal themes within the context of contemporary social … Continue reading

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