At first I was beguiled by the sweet intensity and realness of the girl in this image from The Met Collection . Then I saw the artist's title for the photograph: CIRCE. I immediately went into mama-lionness mode: This is a CHILD! Why would the photographer name her after the wily, sexual witch who turned men into pigs and kept Odysseus in her bed?! Sexualizing … [Read more...] about Wait, This is a CHILD, not Circe!
How they Help Us Explore the Disconnect Between A Man's Self-perceived Goodness and the Actual Consequences of His Actions. When internet porn was new, I had a boss who pressed a button so that photos of naked women and/or porn would flash on his large computer screen--which he swiveled my way--every time I walked in to his office. He once asked me to sew a button on his coat … [Read more...] about The Women of the Odyssey Have Something To Say About Modern Sexual-Harassment