Monday, March 15, 2010

Eyes Up

Have you ever had the experience of being in the middle of an interesting discussion with someone, perhaps about Roland Barthes or the 19th century novel, only to look up and find them staring at your chest?

If you answered no; you are probably a man.

Female scholars of the world must surely rejoice at this new invention:

All jokes aside, Marion makes a fair point. It is difficult to have a serious conversation with someone when you feel as though their attention is elsewhere. Not only is it irritating, but it makes you doubt their level of commitment to the topic at hand. Luckily the gentlemen I have the good fortune of engaging with are vastly superior on this front (no pun intended).

When it comes to making a statement about sexism, misogyny and the female body, I have to say it is a close race between the forehead breasts and the bra below:

In the "Look at them then, you pig" stakes this is quite impressive. Nothing like wearable taxidermy to keep 'the gaze' at bay.

Perhaps I should reconsider my wardrobe for the next conference paper. Can't be too subtle, you know.

[Via Crappy Taxidermy (thanks Tammy) and Jezebel]