I Just Want to Ride My Bike

Regardless of my gender, sex, gear or ability, I want to ride my mountain bike. Without your preconceptions of what a woman can do, without your conceptions of my biological make up in comparison to yours, I want to ride until the end of the day when I have to peel my fingers off my handlebar grips.

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Plants are the New Children

Today’s young adults, rather than having children, are focusing their nurturing energies on raising plants, specifically indoor plants. Previously, young people have treated their pets as children, however a trend of referring to themselves as ‘plant parents’ is emerging. These drawings poke fun at this concept, imagining plants in the role of children, specifically babies, both inside and outside the home.

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Grandma’s Warning

Grandma’s Warning (2019) by Farey is a response to the bedroom as an intimate, cherished space. Under investigation, this space reveals much about the occupant’s life, reflecting who they are. Conceived following the 100th birthday of Farey’s great-grandmother, this work represents her process of remembering and connecting with the remaining women of her maternal lineage – her, her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother. Each of the four women were raised differently, live in different countries, speak different languages, communicate in different ways, and hold different values.

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Sugar

Sugar by Faith Stellmaker critiques the experiences and social expectations of women in the contemporary moment and explores the ways in which girls present themselves. With feminism recently coming to the foreground of political and cultural debates, these images capture the unapologetic camaraderie shared between females in both the public and private space. They aim to ‘turn the tide’ against labels, stereotypes and the negative connotations that come with ageing by celebrating women and highlighting the female form.

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The BOSSY Bandwagon

FOLLOW | ContraPoints Is our opulent culture the gateway to a new gothic renaissance? What’s up with masculinity at the moment? Is Gigi Gorgeous’ sperm bank experience the height of comedy? How do you spot a fascist? What is gender anyway? This YouTube channel has the answers, or at least the questions, and they’re delivered…

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