Willing Participant: The Emergent Sexuality of Post-Feminist Women
Discussions about sexuality often entail examinations of ethics and acceptable behaviors. It is difficult to create an environment in which honest conversations about sexual mores are supported and discussed without judgment My aim in this thesis work is to explore such taboo sexual practices as dominant/submissive relationships without attempting to define its ethics or psychological indications, as well as document the progress of my artwork as I examine both my sexuality and that of the women of my generation. I have created a series of drawings and photo-collage constructions entitled Willing Participant, which visually explores sexual practices that have traditionally been deemed deviant or unacceptable. The research for this thesis includes an examination of my visual work preceding this series, a survey of the sexual attitudes of my peers and research in established Feminist theory. The result of this work is a springboard from which my artwork can progress? alongside my generations emergent and evolving sexuality.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Ford, Ashley, "Willing Participant: The Emergent Sexuality of Post-Feminist Women" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 522.