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The Pins You Need for Your Fall Jacket

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The ultimate accessory this fall to complement to your outfit will be one of these fabulous pins honoring some radical women of our time. Makers scoured Etsty to select “8 feminist pins to complete your fall style and add a little decoration to your jean or cargo jacket this season.” They include the fabulous Frida Kahlo.

See the full fashion selection at makers.com.

 

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from the Women’s Voices Archives: ‘The Male Muse, Depicted by Women’

In this online group show curated for The New York Times, artist, writer and T Magazine contributor Leanne Shapton brought together the work of eight women who capture “the mysterious, beloved, scrutinized subject still rare in the art world: men.” Yes, you might be thinking “Men, rare in the art world, really!?” But, in the editor’s letter, T Magazine demonstrates how layered the portfolio is with these thoughtful questions:

“Historically images of the male form project strength and power, from heroes in the military and politics to titans of industry. But there is very little imagery depicting men simply going about their lives as men. What of the rich and varied moments that make up real life? Are these not fodder for art?”

And it’s the kind of man framed in the artists’ portraits that forces the viewer to think of the male muse and the great man differently: husbands, partners, sons.

Women know all too well the problematics of the male gaze. In this collection, where the female gaze rests on the male body, what is revealed is “men, in all their complexity.”

 

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