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My first foray into Sexist Art History took a look at some sexist interpretations of Judith Leyster‘s 400-year-old The Proposal (pictured). Some historians saw the painting as “a powerful image of temptation and resistance.” I see it as “a rapey dude in a mustache and a fur hat who ain’t gettin’ anywhere.” What did you see, dear commenters?
How is he rapey? Just becase he got turned down? Many women have declined my offers for money in exchange for sex but I never raped any of them. Stop being racist against johns!
Amanda Hess says:
can’t a girl just be coy anymore?
Yes. The race of guys who go ‘hookin. We’re a different breed. Don’t player hate on us.
Can’t a guy buy some needlepoint in a dingy pub anymore?