The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine: one of the greatest feminist art series, ever

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 March 2014

This incredible series of photographs features “morbid depictions of common beauty rituals” of women. Created by artist Jessica Ledwich, each photo is just as bizarre as the next, showing just what women have gone through in their beauty practices that are quite “monstrous”. Ledwich says her project explores the fact that throughout “history, the bodies […]

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Femen activists open their first foreign office in Paris

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Events on Thursday 27 September 2012

The Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN, known for their topless public protests, was founded to fight against the sex trade in Ukraine. Now they’re an international organization. On Tuesday, they opened their first foreign office in Paris, and protested there the same day. Known for testing the tolerance of every country they campaign in, FEMEN’s ‘sextremist’ members painted such slogans as “Muslims Let’s get naked”, “I am free,” and “Notre dieu est une femme” (Our God is a woman)” on their bare breasts and arms and paraded through Paris’s predominantly Muslim 18th arrondissement.

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