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Phallus on a Pedestal

Overview: Phallus-The penis (A representation of the erect penis as an embodiment of generative power.) This encyclopedia entry will discuss societies standard of a phallus being held to a higher standard than a vagina. Society associates penis with power, maleness,… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Implicit Biases for Men

My overarching goal is to educate the Old Dominion Community about implicit biases towards men, in order for the stigmatization of men who project their feelings as feminine to end.  In order to obtain my goal, I constructed a meeting… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Dick Tie

  Artist Statement: A Critical Comparison of Fascistic (U.S.) Iconography “Dick Tie” is my artistic statement on the state of American Fascism and heteronationalism. My overarching research interests (in WMST 595 this semester) were American masculinity constructions, looking at their… Continue Reading →

The Obama’s National Portraits and Presidential Masculinity

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled the Obama’s portraits to much admiration and armchair amateur art criticism—of which I will now also participate. Queer Black artist Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore-based Maryland Institute College of Art alum Amy Sherald are… Continue Reading →

The “Asexual Mammy” and the Thin White Male

I conducted a loose Google Image search study for the trope “Asexual Mammy” in 2018, and this was found to be trans-historically true: an emphasis on size, domestication (being in the home), and difference—not only limited to her, but also… Continue Reading →

The Body as Equipment

How I perceived my body growing up has been pretty interesting. I have never thought much about my body and my body shape other than through the aspect of staying in shape. After reading excepts from Sara Grogan’s Body Image… Continue Reading →

Lessons About Your Body in Your Lifetime

The relationship with my body, over twenty-seven years living in it, has consisted of fluid periods between affinity and alienation. There are certain stereotypes and colloquialisms I’ve overheard in my life and have been habituated to by media/societal tropes, which… Continue Reading →

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