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Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists | WIELS, Brussels

Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists | WIELS, Brussels | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Body Talk addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the early 1990s. 

 

Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object. 

 

WIELS, Brussels

14.02 – 03.05.2015


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Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality's Unruly Side Too

Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality's Unruly Side Too | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

As this type of porn gains visibility, it reflects a greater demand for explicit sexual representations among women, where sex isn't always a "ribbon-tied box of happiness and joy," say editors in this excerpt from "The Feminist Porn Book."


...With the emergence of new technologies that allow more people than ever to both create and consume pornography, the moral panic-driven fears of porn are ratcheted up once again. Society's dread of women who own their desire, and use it in ways that confound expectations of proper female sexuality, persists. As Gayle Rubin shows, "Modern Western societies appraise sex acts according to a hierarchical system of sexual value." Rubin maps this system as one where "the charmed circle" is perpetually threatened by the "outer limits," or those who fall out of the bounds of the acceptable.


On the bottom of this hierarchy are sexual acts and identities outside heterosexuality, marriage, monogamy and reproduction. She argues that this hierarchy exists so as to justify the privileging of normative and constricted sexualities and the denigration and punishment of the "sexual rabble."


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Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical ... - Feminists for Choice

Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical ... - Feminists for Choice | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Taking on FSD and the Pharmaceutical Companies – Orgasm Inc. September 18, 2012 By Hennie Leave a Comment. Orgasm Inc. is a documentary by Liz Canner focusing on the recent “discovery” of FSD or Female Sexual Dysfunction.

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Home

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Defining Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right...

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If Sandra Fluke’s a "Slut," What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women | RH Reality Check

If Sandra Fluke’s a "Slut," What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As a woman living with HIV and working with HIV-positive women throughout the U.S., I know all too well what character assassinations, funding restrictions, and the overall environment can do to women.

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