I’m not an A cup, or a B cup, or even a D cup. I’m a T cup.
So this is what trust looks like.
Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”
Yup. This is how women are supposed to trust men. With their lives.
Woman : “Hey, can we just… Drop the bow?”
Man : “WHY DON’T YOU TRUST ME I’M NOT A VIOLENT GUY, YOU ARE INSULTING ME THINKING I WILL HURT YOU!!!”
Woman : “No it’s just… Well I’m afraid.”
Man : “But why? Look at me, I’m not afraid. And we’re equal, look, we pull the bow together.”
Woman : “I think we’re not equal, you can kill me with the arrow and I can’t.”
Man : “What? So you would like to be able to kill me? You’re so agressive!”
Woman : “That’s not what I mean, we were talking about equality : you can hurt me, I can’t.”
Man : “Of course you can. You can hit me with the bow if you want.”
Woman : “That’s not the same thing, it will never kill you.”
Man : “Oh, you always complaining, stop victimising yourself! Do I talk about the difficulty of holding the arrow? Of the responsability it giving to me?”
Every debates about gender equality, ladies and gentleman.
Sorry, but I recognized this from my Contemporary and Modern Art History class…this is actually a performance art piece done in the mid 70s called “Rest Energy” by Ms. Abramovic and a German artist know as Ulay. Abramovic and Ulay were lovers and collaborators for a number of years before performing this and consistently did aggressive work, but Abramovic repeatedly denied any deep interest in the feminism movement at the time. So that’s another interesting look at the piece. The work being done at this time is really awesome, and a great Feminist piece is “Woman House” done in the early 70s by the Feminist Art Program (Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, specifically). Definitely worth checking it out :)