This project is currently being exhibited at Manchester school of Art 11-22 June.
There is a cycle of objectification, fragmentation and consumption, that links the violence and butchering of women and animals in our culture. Objectification in the media permits the oppressor to view a being as an object which allows the being to be treated like one. In advertisements women’s bodies are fragmented into sexualised parts to sell almost anything. Whilst after butchering, animals fragmented body parts are renamed to remove the idea of a living being from the ‘meat’. We all visually consume images of women everyday and a lot of us literally chose to consume animals.
While no one can actually feel like a piece of meat, as by definition meat is something violently deprived of all feeling; meat is turned into metaphor referring to how victimised women feel.
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