Please take the time to read this
or: one of the many ways in which objectified women in media can have a negative impact on real women
(this is probably really rambling and I apologize for it)
“Greek Comedies end with a naked dancing girl,” my speech teacher told us while we were doing a short section from Lysistrata during my senior year of college, “to celebrate the resolution to all of their problems in a way befitting of a show filled with sex jokes.”
Since we were only working on chorus sections, I was technically safe from risk of being the famous naked dancing girl of Lysistrata. But due to the fact that I was leading the dancing in the revel section of The Bacchae—another piece that we were doing as a part of our exploration of comic and tragic choruses—some of my peers started endearingly referring to me as the naked dancing girl of our piece. I didn’t mind at the time. After all, I wasn’t actually doing it.
At least, until our full-scale production of The Thesmophoriazusae during spring quarter. When I got called back for the actress who would play three characters—amusingly, something of a twisted maid, mother, and crone triad—I was introduced to Thesmo’s own naked dancing girl: Fawn. She was described as just “a dancing girl,” and I believe it might have also said that she was a silent role. Still, I can’t remember if I put two and two together and thought: “Hey, this must be Thesmo’s naked dancing girl,” or if I didn’t think it was going to be hard for me.
I didn’t know how difficult it would be until Grayson e-mailed me about costume comfort. “How much clothing would you be willing to remove? Would you feel okay in a bra and underwear on stage?”
Later, I got the script. Stage directions like “he fondles her” and lines like: “Oh, look at that ass!” were warning lights, bells and whistles, a terrible omen for times to come. “Danger,” a voice told me. “You are in over your motherfucking head. This is going to be incredibly difficult material. Danger. Danger.”
aaa I don’t want to finish this. But I like how her face came out so here is some face.
Fi’s gotta be the easiest thing to draw. She has little facial features (in terms of eyes and scars or something. heck, even nostrils.) and no strands of hair haha.
Think I might just upload the lines to deviantART or something.
I like the look on her face. :D Despite the lack of features you get that ‘confident’ look from her.
For some reason I imagine she’d have a hand on her hip.
Last night I was emailed some porn that someone drew of me because I said a thing on the internet that they disagreed with. Because, there you go, ‘justice.’ When stuff like that comes your way you don’t usually say anything because who gives a fuck, but oh well, let’s do it anyway. So, I’ve seen that shit before because I’ve been on the internet for 100 years, but it always looks like this:
Give me a break! It should look like this
If they plan on insulting you with ‘pornifications’ they could at least go all the way with that concept, I mean they don’t have dignity or respect so..what’s holding them back? References of nude women? Imagination?