The Bump It Mafia is a group of women who came together with an interest in printmaking and representing strong, intelligent women. Bump It Mafia is a celebration of womanhood in printmaking and highlighting the importance of camaraderie and community not just amongst women, but amongst all artists of all backgrounds.
Sure, cinema and television are still full of shallow, dated representations of women
Interesting points made by jazzylittledrops. The reblogged write-up is a response to Dove’s recent commercial (which we reblogged the photos to a few days ago). I only saw the photos on tumblr initially but have since gone back and watched the commercial.
Jazzy makes some strong points about what Dove chose to reinforce as positive and negative descriptors (why does a round face and freckles denote decreased beauty?), the lack of diversity of the main participants, and the approval of beauty being the most valuable trait in a woman.
I have my own thoughts on the commercial that expand beyond just the issue of beauty and physical appearance (such as the influence of perception and the male gaze and why I would even let a brand that wants my money tell me how I should look at my life), but I’m more interested in learning the responses of other people on the commercial!
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
There are more charts if you click through.
I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.
The festival seems like it’s consistently dominated by male performers
Dove had an FBI-trained sketch artist draw women based on how they saw themselves versus how others saw them.
“Yvonne Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system for satellites in the early 1970s and received a National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2011. Yet her New York Times obituary, published in the newspaper on Sunday, begins like this:
She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. “The world’s best mom,” her son Matthew said.
But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits.”
Megan Zalecki at Style Weekly in Richmond, VA did a write up of the Bump It Portfolio that is currently showing at Studio Two Three!
The show will run through March 29th. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm
1617 W. MAIN ST. RICHMOND, VA 23220 ], Gallery Hours: M.W.F 12:00-4:00pm.