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I shop therefore I am


Andrea Latimer 2012 Starring Gabi Latimer Krysta Tischio Elena Pelse Lynn Keating Jane Spardel Greg Keating Brian Latimer Amanda Langan


“This was America. The whole world lies open to American women. Why, then, does the image deny the world? Why does it limit women to ‘one passion, one role, one occupation?’ Not long ago, women dreamed and fought for equality, their own place in the world. What happened to their dreams; when did women decide to give up the world and go back home?”


“The suburban housewife: she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world.�


“Women’s mutual understanding comes from the fact that they identify themselves with each other, but for the same reason each is against the others.�


“A man can be short and

dumpy and getting bald

but if he has fire, women will like him.�


“I don’t know if this is sexy


or just weird.�


Met her at a beauty salon, with a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm...


... Now I ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger....


“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”


“Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.�


Citations 1. “I shop therefore I am” Barbara Kruger, Untitled, 1987 2. “This was America. The whole world lies open to American women. Why, then, does the image deny the world? Why does it limit women to one passion, one role, one occupation?’ Not long ago, women dreamed and fought for equality, their own place in the world. What happened to their dreams; when did women decide to give up the world and go back home?” (85) Betty Friedan 3. “Women’s mutual understanding comes from the fact that they identify themselves with each other, but for the same reason each is against the others.” Simone de Beauvoir 4. “The suburban housewife: she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world.”(2) Betty Friedan 5. “A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.” Mae West 6. “Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.” Nancy Friday 7. “A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage – what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird.’” Lady Gaga 8. “When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” Bette Davis 9. Gold Digger, Kanye West, 2005 Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, (New York: Knopf, 1953) Friedan, Betty, The Feminine Mystique. Introduction by Anna Quindlen, (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1963)



I shop therefore I am