Ironic that it's only seen as sexist when aimed at men!

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“Ironic that it's only seen as sexist when aimed at men!”

Written on: 23/02/2017 by wpHumphries409 (1 review written)

The reviews I've read sum up, for me, why this collection is so amazing.

Whilst many are complaining that the collection is basically just a 'how to' guide on man hating, they ignore the fact that the situations that the men are placed in within the collection are the situations that women have been placed in for centuries. All Duffy has done is subverted the gender roles.

We're referred to as clingy, we're arm candy, we're used for cooking, in the past women worked hard and created amazing works, but because of the oppression of women the credit was given to men, historically we're depicted as seductresses, liars, distractions. All of these images are presented in the collection, the only difference being that men are the subject of these labels instead.

Many of the images seem bizarre, a man sheepishly bringing food to a woman, a man being mocked, a man being called animalistic names, but these bizarre images make up the daily lives for so many women, especially out of the Western sphere. As I said, this witty collection simply puts men in the place of women, and it is one of the most empowering collections I have read.

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Written on: 21/03/2019

you are stupid

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