[Via Pew Research Center]
Shirley Manson’s quote got me thinking about women as portrayed in the media and in general, our culture’s perception of the images we are constantly barraged with. Years ago I worked on a project as part of my undergraduate thesis project at CCA that explored the idea of such images and their effect on the culture, especially young women and girls. As part of the project, I designed a series of flashcards of which there are many. I’ve included a sampling here. I was working on a fellowship in Switzerland when I created these images. It was the late 90s and at the time, Adrian Lyne’s remake of ‘Lolita’ with Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain had just been released in Europe. Due to it’s inclusion of (simulated) sexual situations that included Dominique (then under the age of 18), it was banned from US theaters.
More on the project and additional work after the jump.