Carol Rossetti says what is not heard enough

Source: Bustle

It’s hardly a surprise that so many of the images that modern women are bombarded with every day focus on telling them to look or act a certain way. According to the 2011 documentary Miss Representation, 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies, and many American women spend more money on beauty products than on their own education.  Ad campaigns consistently glamorize unhealthy stereotypes and behaviors, like SCHIELD’s message that bulimia is fashionable or these 6 images that allow male models to keep their wrinkles but remove them from women.  However, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti is fighting back against those kinds of messages with WOMEN, a series of illustrations that depict women of all ages, shapes, and creeds doing whatever the heck they want.

Rossetti’s artwork doesn’t just discuss body image, however.  It also tackles racism, ageism, polyamory, casual sex, abortion, and a host of other issues that women often find themselves judged for.

“It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities,” Rossetti said to PolicyMic.  ”It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.”

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Links to the artist and her work:
Carol Rossetti (Website)
Carol Rossetti (Facebook)

Source: Carol-Rossetti-says-what-is-not-heard-enough

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