Posts Tagged ‘ misogyny ’

Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life by Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold/ACA Galleries, New York/© 2019 Faith Ringgold/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

Faith Ringgold: Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life (detail), 1973

 

In 1974 the performance artist Marina Abramovic stood naked and immobile in a Naples gallery. Next to her was a table with seventy-two objects, including a loaded gun. Beside the objects was a document absolving the audience of responsibility for whatever they might choose to do to her with those objects. Freeing the audience from accountability turned the performance into an exposé of their ethics: they became actors in a scenario as well as witnesses of one another’s behavior. Some of them made violent gestures toward Abramovic—they were not exclusively sexual, but many were. She endured cuts to her skin as well as what one critic described as intimate caresses and minor sexual assaults before the audience erupted into a fight when a participant put the gun to her head. Interestingly, as soon as Abramovic ceased to be immobile and began to walk toward the people around her, they fled the gallery rather than reckoning with what they had done.

Source: Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

#MeToo: Joan Retallack | Chicago Review

Above: Hieronymus Bosch, “Garden of Earthly Delights” (detail), via Wikimedia Commons.

Joan Retallack     from Alterity, Misogyny & the Agonistic Feminine     Above: Hieronymus Bosch, “Garden of Earthly Delights” (detail), via Wikimedia Commons.   Antigone . . .

Read the essay here > Source: #MeToo: Joan Retallack | Chicago Review

The Poetry of Perseverance: An Interview With Ada Limón | Poets & Writers

In her fifth collection, The Carrying, Ada Limón digs deep down to the roots of what she sees happening in the world today—and she is deeply troubled by what she finds.

Source: The Poetry of Perseverance: An Interview With Ada Limón | Poets & Writers

How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches – In These Times

Illustration by Johnny Miller

Sylvia Federici’s new book explains how violence against women was a necessary precondition for capitalism.

Source: How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches – In These Times

Opinion | Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right – The New York Times

That the Senate Judiciary Committee still lacks a protocol for vetting sexual harassment and assault claims that surface during a confirmation hearing suggests that the committee has learned little from the Thomas hearing, much less the more recent #MeToo movement.
                                                                           – Anita Hill

The Rise of Male Supremacist Groups | The New Republic

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How age-old misogyny morphed into an explicit ideology of hate

Source: The Rise of Male Supremacist Groups | The New Republic

Trust Your Own Heart, Write Your Own Story and Fight On – The New York Times