Manhood: The Bare Reality
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unreservedly accessible pdf archives on the Internet. We don't have any document on our server. In the event Feminism has helped women to re-interpret womanhood and break down feminine stereotypes. I don’t feel this has happened enough for men.” — Laura Dodsworth in Manhood: The Bare Reality
It’s divisive to have all these projections about what men and women do. None of it’s helpful. We have to just experience each other in the moment.” Laura Dodsworth's latest project 'Manhood' involved photographing the penises of 100 men. But it wasn't her her first time taking pictures of intimate body parts.This book is quite informative and it is really cool that these men were able to expose themselves and to hear their honesty about their feelings and their lives. It is neat to see the changing of old patriarchic thought patterns to something that is more supportive towards themselves and women.
Size matters (to men) this book says over and over again, along with the incongruities of nudity and the strengths and vulnerabilities that this brings forth. From smooth Barbie dolls to internet porn, girls and women grow up with a very narrow view of what they should look like, even though in reality there is an enormous range. Womanhood departs from the ‘ideal vagina’ and presents the gentle un-airbrushed truth, allowing us to understand and celebrate our diversity.They really do vary a lot more than I thought, which was interesting, and how men feel about them varies just as much.” Surprise, surprise
It comfirmed some of the things I believed about men, but also showed a more vulnerable side to them.
Some men were happy to take everything off and walk boldly over to the camera,’ said Laura. ‘Some were very nervous. During the course of creating Bare Reality, I felt very connected to my sense of womanhood,” Dodsworth tells me. I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't really what I was expecting. The interviewees talked relatively little about their penises per se. They talked about their childhoods and relationships with their parents or families, and walked you through the things that were most tender and vulnerable, and often still unresolved, for them.