The images Makeup/Hands Up and Playboy (on view) communicate a similar idea on the contradiction of female beauty standers compared to the images of the sufferers of the Vietnam War. We are so worried about women living up to certain beauty standards that we forget that there are women out there suffering much worse situations. How did our society get to this? To me its just human nature, we strive for the best and try to forget the worst. We don’t want to think about the bad reality about other humans. We rather look at humans that make us dream and feel positive about ourselves. These two images by Rosler are good examples that reveal her feminist side of her work. That we as a society worry too much about subjecting women to certain beauty standards when there is worse things going on.
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