Tag: bodies

Arts

Problematic art

Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ is an homage to historical women. The piece endured a congressional hearing about whether it should be displayed in galleries due to its overt vaginal imagery. The most interesting part was that the debate was comprised entirely of men. ‘The Dinner Party’ is an unapologetic installation, and its scrutiny was…

Comment

‘I’m tired of countless sexist comments’

The other day I was having an internal dispute that I often have: how to be a palatable feminist. In other words, how do I engage actively with feminism, always questioning people’s internalised misogyny whilst not being portrayed as an irritating ‘man-hater’?  I used to be one of those girls that didn’t want to cause much…

Science

A visit to Body Worlds

Body Worlds is a unique, and now permanent, exhibition located in Piccadilly Circus, London. Brainchild of Dr Gunther von Hagens, the exhibition uses real plastinated bodies to teach the public about what makes us human – from conception to death, and all that happens in between. On entering the exhibition, visitors are given a headset…