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Up front about sexism

  • Posted on August 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Kiesling statue

A strange realisation came to me soon after my gender surgery. I realise this comes to few people, so I hope the unique perspective is helpful! Take a look at this classical statuesque representation (many paintings are similar): the male naked, visible, and the female with her invisible bits (only) clothed. Prehistoric representations of fertility show statues and carvings of large-breasted women or gods, with stylised dotted triangles representing pubic hair, and maybe not even legs or feet. Boticelli’s Venus stands in her shell, with her hair covered by – her hair. Prehistoric male fertility and power is simply phallic,…