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Memory Plates II: Brooch; Vision; In Memory Of.
(pre-fired bisque, red and black underglaze, matte glaze, fired at 1050 C..) Dinnerware to remind you that what’s been lost can never be regained.
For Political Arts Initiative, “Questions about Some Women’s Bodies”
Hunger is a Two-sided Sword of Gold
Made for the Political Arts Initiative
my friend J has started a pretty fashion blog :3
this dress is great
the greatest part is where i’m
pretty sure positive this color scheme is from a superhero costume, but WHO
It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.
I really wanted to quote, like, every line of the thing. But, yeah, I agree with pretty much everything here. Especially the part about women’s fashion being more about showing off for each other rather than using it to attract men.
Another point of complaint I have heard before (possibly from the feminist side) is that women cannot be expressing themselves truly since most clothing is designed by men, and wearing clothes would therefore only be reaffirming and internalizing the feminine ideal by and for men.
I would like to think that there are plenty of designers who are not cis men, for one. For two, no matter who makes a piece of clothing, as soon as it’s away from the designer or shop, the piece of clothing is in a new context: your own. Whether you cut it up, restitch it, burn it, even when you just combine it with some other thing you bought, you’re doing far more than just answering to the ideal vision some designer might have had.