NO ONE HARMS RESPECTED LADIES SERIES

This body of work is intended to examine misogyny and its effects on women and girls nearly everywhere on earth, with the goal of promoting equality.
The title is paraphrased from a lawyer’s statement about violence against women in India. Unfortunately, this attitude is common throughout the world. It suggests that any woman who is victimized is by default not worthy of respect, or she would not have been attacked. The violence itself is proof that she deserved to be treated violently.
We females have been vilified and victimized for millennia. Even in America, we live in an invisible prison and hardly notice it anymore. We do our best to avoid dangerous men at the expense of our own freedom. We are captives confined to daylight and safe neighborhoods. If we allow ourselves a taste of freedom, then we are blamed if we are harmed.
And much of this blaming comes from other women. We must admit that we sometimes act like mysogynists ourselves. Every time that we criticize each other for behaving as the equals of men, we are contributing to the problem. We must not allow others to convince us that we are inferior or unworthy of respect. We cannot overcome negative attitudes until we support each other and speak out against the unfairness of the situation.

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©2016 Manda McKay

 

No One Harms Respected Ladies - Manda McKay A Slice of Skin - Manda McKay Honor Killing - Manda McKay

©2015 Manda McKay

NO ONE HARMS RESPECTED LADIES, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

©2016 Manda McKay

A SLICE OF SKIN, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

©2016 Manda McKay

HONOR KILLING, oil on canvas, 28 x 22"

Asking For It by Manda McKay Virginity Test II by Manda McKay One In Six - Manda McKay

©2016 Manda McKay

ASKING FOR IT, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

©2016 Manda McKay

VIRGINITY TEST II, oil on canvas, 40 x 30"

SOLD

©2017 Manda McKay

ONE IN SIX, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

Love You To Death
Manda McKay Gendercide
Virginity Test by Manda McKay

©2013 Manda McKay

LOVE YOU TO DEATH, oil on canvas, 22 x 28"

©2012 Manda McKay

GENDERCIDE, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

©2012 Manda McKay

VIRGINITY TEST, oil on canvas, 22 x 28"

Manda McKay -I Love You To Death Manda McKay - Girls Not Brides  

©2013 Manda McKay

I LOVE YOU TO DEATH, oil on canvas, 60 x 48"

©2015 Manda McKay

GIRLS NOT BRIDES, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"

 

NO ONE HARMS RESPECTED LADIES SERIES

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