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We’ve entered the second year of an insane legal battle between the Japanese government and Megumi Igarashi, an artist who was arrested for displaying images and molds of her own vagina and now faces a possible 2-year jail sentence and a $20,000 fine. Her arrest is a result of Japan’s whacko obscenity laws. Article 175 of the Japanese penal code outlaws the possession or sale of obscene objects and images but nowhere in the code is obscenity defined. Furthermore, government officials are not legally bound to specify what counts as obscene material. Read More
  It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More
If you’re like me, then you love when artists put a new spin on the classic Disney princesses. We’ve seen them super sexualized, with beards, and even fused with Orange is the New Black characters. The newest Disney princess art might be my favorite, though. Tumblr artist, TheNamelessDoll, reimagined some of our favorite princesses as plus-sized, but instead of simply illustrating them this way, she created some impressive GIFs that actually bring the princesses to life. Read More
      Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.   Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
There is no denying the lack of people (especially women) of color in art work. White women are aplenty, however – Mona Lisa, the Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus, to name a few. That lack of diversity needs to change – it's the 21st Century, for crying out loud.  Thankfully, the Art Hoe Collective exists, and their aim is to change art for the better. In an interview with Buzzfeed, co-founder Jam, explains women of color in art are usually hyper-sexualized, "whether it be in music, paintings, photographs. Read More