“Vulnerable Young Women Get Fierce”
It’s not exploitation if you objectify yourself.
The self-objectifying woman creates her scene for the public to ogle, then breaks it down for analysis by another part of her person, that of the artist intellectual. She can serve herself up, then talk about what it was like.
Or is it?
Can women employ their objectified selves in service of equality and radically progressive values? Should we be feeding the market that feeds on us, working it from the inside, like in a good heist?
Amy K. Bell makes case studies of Beyoncé, Marie Calloway, Sasha Grey, and others. Read it at The Tusk.