Wednesday, January 23, 2013


18-year-old college freshman Rosea Lake chose to display the labels so commonly attached to women based on appearance, on a young woman's legs in a photo that has  gone viral.

Lake, who studies graphic design and illustration at Capilano University in Vancouver, never thought she'd become an Internet sensation when she posted her "Judgments" photo project to Tumblr on January 5th.  Horizontal lines are drawn up the leg, reflecting various skirt lengths, and next to each line is a description. Lake labelled the longest skirt length "matronly" and the shortest "whore." 

It is interesting to me that the descriptions are negative both at the top and at the bottom -  what woman wants to be considered prudish or matronly any more than they want to be considered a whore?

1 comment:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sharing this with my daughter!

I do flirty so I feel okay about that, but you are right, up or down it gets pretty negative. So interesting.