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'Power Suit' 

2020

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After reading 'Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men' by Caroline Criado-Perez, you can see how women have transformed themselves to fit into a man's world and this piece is a direct link to that. 
Women have learnt (sometimes not even realising) to be manly to fit into this masculine society. In the 1980's women starting dressing in powers suits to mimic the body structure of a male, straight away, I question why are women dressing male to be taken seriously? Throughout the book you can see examples of how being female/feminine can be a big downfall, so we have to master the skill of being male/masculine to fit in. 

While this work is very tongue and cheek, it does push the question of why do women have to do this? Why is masculinity the characteristic taken seriously. 

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