The word "image" leaves a lot of room for interpretation. But as I thought about it, something I saw on television a couple of days ago kept coming back to me. It was about a study which showed that the more makeup a woman was wearing, the more likely she was to be hired after a job interview. I found this astounding. Apparently, the more 'made up' she was, the more competent she was judged to be by the interviewers.
collage on board, 7.25 x 6.5 inches
Is the perception of a woman's worth strictly judged by how she looks? Is our goal, or should it be, to look like "the goddess of Gucci"? Even the word "Gucci" is an iconic image in itself. Are women objects to be painted, to paint themselves, or to be painted on? How many of us have to "put our face on" before we go out?
Understand, I'm not advocating for women to stop wearing makeup. But as a child of the sixties, I somehow thought, or hoped, that we had come further than this with regard to our culture's image of women. Now, I wonder if things have changed so much after all. What do you think?
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