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The Feminist Artists Normalising Female Sexuality through Provocative Art

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

At University, my dissertation was titled, ‘Sex in Art: The Taboo subject’. I spoke mainly about reclaiming erotic art from the male gaze and therefore normalising female sexuality and sexual pleasure. I noticed societies outrage when a women took control of her body and explored her sexuality on her own terms, and it sparked a fire in me thats been increasing ever since! I find it interesting (and intensely annoying) when women are sexualised for the male gaze in pornography, art history and everyday marketing, but as soon as women take autonomy over their bodies and openly create erotic art or show a nipple or God forbid dare to speak about what they enjoy during sex, some people simply cannot handle it.


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