Ahola. Born and raised in Minnesota, currently living in California. I love gummy bears and sea breeze. Bienvenidos a mi Blog.

This blog is a compilation of my work and progress in the course Feminist Art-Theory-Power.  I will be sharing things I find interesting and relevant and reflections on Feminist theory readings and artwork, as well as my own work.

Here’s a piece I did last year, inspired by Barbara Kruger

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One of my favorite pieces by a friend of mine, Anna Hoover (https://www.facebook.com/annabombart)

One of my favorite pieces by a friend of mine, Anna Hoover (https://www.facebook.com/annabombart)

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“Denying women vision and voices also denies them power.”

-Griselda Pollock, from “Women, Art, and Ideology: Questions for Feminist Art Historians”

Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard) - Barbara Kruger, 1985

Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard) – Barbara Kruger, 1985

“In using pornographic materials for sex, consumers experience inequality, the objectification of the female body, violence, and brutality as pleasureful, erotic, and orgasmic. This works not only to normalize the sexiness of domination and subordination – of violence – but to reify the structures of gender (including its class, race, and disability dimensions) through which relations of domination and subordination are inscribed in pornographic materials.”
Joan Mason-Grant, Pornography Embodied

Ted Talk: Jackson Katz: Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue

THE RAPE JOKE- LORA MATHIS

THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT THE ONLY OTHER PERSON
WHO’D SEEN YOU NAKED WAS YOUR MOM.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE CALLED YOU ‘BEAUTIFUL’ FIRST.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE HELD YOUR HANDS TOGETHER
AND TOLD YOU TO ‘TRY HARDER’ WHEN YOU STRUGGLED.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOU BELIEVED HIM
WHEN HE TOLD YOU WERE OVERREACTING.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOUR GRANDMA
CALLED HIM A NICE BOY AND ASKED HIM TO STAY FOR DINNER.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE WINKED AT YOU
WHEN YOU APOLOGIZED TO YOUR PARENTS FOR NOT COMING
DOWNSTAIRS THE FIRST TIME YOU WERE CALLED.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HIS FRIENDS
HIGH-FIVED HIM FOR “GETTING SOME.”
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOU STILL DON’T FEEL LIKE
YOU’VE REGROWN THE PIECES HE STOLE.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE WAS CONCEIVED WHEN HIS
DAD SLAPPED HIMSELF INTO HIS SNORING MOTHER.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HER FRIENDS TOLD HER
SHE WAS LUCKY SOMEONE WANTED HER.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES,
32,000 OTHER WOMEN’S BELLIES
RIPEN WITH LIFE AGAINST THEIR WILL.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE NEVER LEARNED
TO TOUCH WITHOUT SCARRING.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOUR CLASSMATE THINKS
‘HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT ASSES LOOK LIKE IN YOGA PANTS?’
IS AN ARGUMENT.
THE RAPE JOKE IS YOUR NEW BOYFRIEND KISSING
YOU AND TELLING YOU HE ‘RAPED’ HIS MATH TEST.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT ‘WHY ARE GIRLS SO SCARED OF RAPE? Y’ALL SHOULD FEEL PRIDE THAT A GUY RISKED HIS LIFE IN JAIL JUST TO FUCK YOU’
IS A POPULAR TWEET RIGHT NOW.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOU WAKE UP TO
THE MEMORY OF HIM LAUGHING,
“NOW THAT WASN’T SO BAD, WAS IT?”
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT IT’S BEEN TWELVE YEARS AND
YOU STILL QUIVER WHEN SOMEONE TOUCHES YOU.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT HE HASN’T STOPPED LAUGHING.
THE RAPE JOKE IS THAT YOU FORGOT HOW TO.

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