Parsons School, Master degree in Design and Technology. Art installation. Paris, 2018. Social Design Project. Rethinking the word "woman" definition on the dictionaries.
The power of words
I have been wondering about what being a woman means in society, and how it is represented in movies, advertising, literature, and in language. I detected that women are basically represented as weak, passive, obsessed to please, superficial, and naturally devoted to men and kids. I have always felt that this representation is extremely limited as if there was a single way of embodying a woman, perpetually in an oppressive relation to men. I have always tried to convince myself that I was probably being paranoid and misinterpreting how women are perceived in society. I have basically been diverting the culpability to my own subjectivity. Every time I watched a movie and detected a misogynistic scene (mostly in every movie), I first blamed myself for thinking that way, and second, I secretly hated the director for being sexist. The next step was stopping considering myself wrong, and actually accepting the fact that the film industry is male-dominated as is the advertising industry; these two are to blame for the misogynistic representations, which are then reproduced by most people.