Szilvia Ruszev | Portfolio

Blonde Woman Looking Away

3 min. Mixed Media, 2016

The female body, a mutable yet timeless natural construct, was on the ballot this year. That is to say, every election year in America, in one way or another, the female body is on the ballot. We are pushed and pulled between viewing our bodies as political weapons, at times, or ping pong balls, at other times, or, a system of numerical ratings, or, in the worst of times, an object to be grabbed. Pulled and pushed by this body politic, we must stop and remind ourselves that we inhabit these bodies, how ever we are punished for this natural construct of genetic chance. As the storm windows are drilled down atop the glass ceiling by the same old actors, we look up?

Issue 8. The Digital Female Body