With sexism on the rise, the common sights of eve-teasing, grabbing and groping, rapes, there have been artworks that hit right there. With those constant stares, those harassing eyes, male entitlement is and has been the topic of immense concern for women. Brooklyn-based photographer, Allaire Bartel's series "Boundaries" captured the everyday chauvinism, as brutally as it is practiced.
There is no denying the fact that each woman has atleast once in her life faced some sort of sexual aggression. The artist has brought the clicks to life with disembodied male hands, grabbing women, at the 'not so safe' spots. From a yoga class to home to work, this series is a reflection of the constant risk that women deal with.
The unwanted, unsolicited touch is heart-breaking. The intrusion into the everyday activities has been depicted unwarrantedly.
A jarring visual symbolisation, we hope 'Boundaries' becomes successful in crafting those boundaries of everyday male conduct and makes life a little easier for women on this planet.
When the chauvinist cannot keep himself from the lure that he experiences when he sees a woman sweating out at the yoga class!
Make a deadly combination. Watch out!
Maybe, this shows that every 'man' finds it difficult to hold himself back whenever he sees a damsel, enjoying herself at a bar, sitting on a high-rise chair! Gosh, she is just so seductive!
Mind it, she is there gathering all the strength to hit you right in the face.
For that is such an erogenous zone! Domestic violence will no more be acceptable.
She looks for the right instant to hit back, HARD!
When she is applauded not for her work, but for something 'else', if you know what I mean.
You better save your ass!
Those dumbasses, perverts who find pleasure in such acts of inhumanity!
'Don't angry me!'
For God's sake, men need to understand that a girl on her own, is not at all 'inviting' you!
Catch more of Allaire's work, here.