I believe the question of gender equality is more important today than it's been for centuries. And social media technology is party responsible for my concern. They've changed the way we approach, relate and see each other. Objectification of and by women (themselves) on social media is normality today, the only way it seems for women to gain likes and followers - acknowledgement - in some sick kinda way. We pose for the male gaze of the many unknown guys on the other side of the screen; we see ourselves through the eyes of the male gaze when we pose for our fans.
I've played around with this in a new series of images (DKDC) and the response has been exactly as expected (and feared). I believe in sexual liberation of both genders but when a woman acts like a man, she's a slut and when she doesn't, she's a prude. It says something about an underlying gender inequality in today's society. How can we ever change anything on higher societal levels if we don't even have gender equality at the sexual level?
I know there're a lot good guys out there (and I LOVE you) but a large percentage of (especially younger) men today treat women like sh**. I experience it every day on my own body. It's exhausting and makes me angry. No woman (of human for that sake) should be treated in a sexual objectifying and dehumanizing way.
To prove my point I went on tinder and matched with the first guy I swiped. And just as expected I got the classic response. It should be said, I don't have any pornographic content on my tinder profile (because some of you guys will probably ask, how wrong that might be). Is this the kinda behavior you wanna see in your son, brother, boyfriend, dad, yourself? If no, let's teach some other gender understandings.