‘Report Inappropriate’ and the Policing of Women’s Bodies on Social Networks

‘Report Inappropriate’ was originally a very short series of self-portraits (which I’ve now reduced to just one self-portrait) made in response to the misuse of Instagram’s ‘Report inappropriate’ option. Looking back at pieces of your artwork a few weeks/months after you’ve made them can be really quite useful. I’ve done this recently and found that…

Death to the Smile Police

Stop telling women to smile. Please. When you go for a check up, do you attempt to get your doctor to smile? No. Do you try to harass a chuckle out of the mail man?  The pharmacist? No.  That begs the question, why are you doing it at all?  By all means, be kind and…