Step 1- sketch in painting including Trump tweet and one from Marilyn

  close up of Trump tweet

  Step 2 - paint over - erase Trump tweet later repositioned Marilyn's tweet

             “Marilyn - I just HATE being a thing” 
                                      acrylic on canvas “30” H X 30” W

 "Marilyn - I just Hate being a thing"

“Marilyn - I just HATE being a thing” referencing a previous work on paper “Marilyn” from the series “Celebrity Culture”
collage -print (marker,oil pastel on paper )  12” H X 10” W
I commenced the painting by sketching in the images of Marilyn and the text. On the side “Women are people not pets” which is from a newspaper article I saw years ago. A very telling quote from Marilyn “that’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing, I just HATE being a thing.”
And then one of Trumps sexist tweets.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?” Mr. Trump, referring to Carly Fiorina, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2015.

Some of Trumps comments on women:
 “Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”
“If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’”
“Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”
“The only card [Hillary Clinton] has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else to offer and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
“Number one, I have great respect for women. I was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women, more than anybody in the construction industry.”
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”
“Cause I like kids,” he told the radio host Howard Stern in 2005. “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.”
“A person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a 10,”
“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. There was blood coming out of her wherever,”
Women as Sex Objects
“Since the dawn of time women have been depicted as sex objects. The diverse forms of media and advertising continue to project women as sex appeal symbols. Women are put on display like pieces of commodities or ‘merchandise’. The only variance is that the sexually-oriented depictions of women in advertising and media have contemptibly become more open than before. It is a notorious fact that “sex sells”. One can say that it sells like peanuts. The more nudity or sexual reference depicted, the greater the sales generated in an exploitative and profit-driven media industry.As long as women will continue being used as ‘sexual objects’, it will be very difficult to get rid of patriarchy and some of the weakest forms of masculinity expression associated with it-such as rape and violence towards women.” “The sex trade can be traced back to the Sumerians and Babylonians. It flourished in the urban regions during the Middle Ages. It was considered sinful by all religious entities. The Roman Catholic Church exhibited some tolerance to the sex trade, with the aim of preventing the bigger evils of rape and sodomy. Regulations against the sex trade increased across Europe after the outbreak of syphilis in Naples during the fifteenth century. Sex trafficking increased across the world in the 19th century. The trade boomed in the latter half of the 20th century as a result of globalization and western tourism.”
What is sex slavery/trafficking?
“Sex trafficking or slavery is the exploitation of women and children, within national or across international borders, for the purposes of forced sex work. Commercial sexual exploitation includes pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking of women and girls, and is characterized by the exploitation of a human being in exchange for goods or money. Each year, an estimated 800,000 women and children are trafficked across international borders—though additional numbers of women and girls are trafficked within countries.
Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution. But many trafficking victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting—and sometimes suburban—neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas and strip clubs.
Adult women make up the largest group of sex trafficking victims, followed by girl children, although a small percentage of men and boys are trafficked into the sex industry as well.”



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