Erotic Art and the Portrayal of the Female Nude

The female nude has long been a favourite subject of art. Since the Renaissance, artists have portrayed and perfected the female form. Those opposed to this discourse have responded to the politics of objectifying the female body through the medium of art itself. Erotic Art is a culmination of this opposition and is a complex response aimed at regaining the feminine agency. Continue reading Erotic Art and the Portrayal of the Female Nude

Mapping the Representations of Women in Comic Books across the Golden, Silver and Modern Age of American Comic Books

Introduction Popular Culture is an ideologue which is emblematic of a culture of the masses.  It is an aspect which has become embellished as a part of our consciousness since the early Halcyon days of the 20th Century. A big part of for this widespread recognition of what one might call Popular Culture has been the proliferation of various media forms, which has also ensured … Continue reading Mapping the Representations of Women in Comic Books across the Golden, Silver and Modern Age of American Comic Books

Unrealistic Beauty Standards, Advertisements and the Female Struggle

  “To some, I’m too curvy. To others, I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time, not enough. When I post a photo from a “good angle,” I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I’m accused of promoting obesity. The cycle … Continue reading Unrealistic Beauty Standards, Advertisements and the Female Struggle