Quote of the day: Sacrifice at the Altar of Beauty

Helen Frankenthaler by Ernest Haas

Helen Frankenthaler in 1969 by Ernest Haas

What would the world be like if all the time and energy and thought that so many women feel compelled to sacrifice at the altar of the Beauty Mandate were given to other pursuits? To improving the self in ways that impacted positively upon self-concept and could lead from strength to strength, chasing self-actualization instead of fighting a losing battle against the physical signs of years lived?”

– Leisha Kivlin, commenting on this thread at I Blame The Patriarchy.

Leisha Kivlin is a writer.  Her website is here.

Here is an interesting article about how Helen Frankenthaler’s status as a woman affected her career as an artist.

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