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For an artistic challenge, I am making a series of drawings throughout the month of January, each telling a story, or capturing a moment that has been part of my story. I am calling this my “So Many Stories to Tell” Art Challenge.
Today’s drawing adds a feline vibe to a very important part of my story – feminism. I think it is relevant to connect the derisive “Crazy Cat Lady” stereotype to feminism, because the stereotype reflects a very common, negative assumption about women’s role in society.
The “Crazy Cat Lady” trope implies that a woman who has not made sexual relationships with men the main priority of her life has something wrong with her. According to the myth, the “Crazy Cat Lady” settles for the company of felines and devolves into a social reject because she “can’t get a man”.
Never mind that many women who seek the company of cats also have satisfying relationships with men. And never mind that women who do not seek male companionship have much to offer society besides their sexual availability to men.
Despite major advances for women in society, the general assumption is still that women are here for men’s purposes, and if they seek to satisfy their own purposes, there is something wrong with them.
My cat Ellie, AKA Little Schtuffs, and I would like to bury that notion in her litter box.
In this drawing, Ellie draws upon that classic moment of a man attempting to put a woman in her place, when Senate Leader Mitch McConnell tried to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren with the words, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” and gave her an official senate warning.
McConnell may have succeeded in silencing her in that moment, but his words gave rise to a battle cry for women across the United States, and indeed, across the world. Stay tuned to see how that ultimately works out for him.
Each of my “So Many Stories to Tell” Art Challenge drawings will be placed for auction here on my blog. You can follow each day’s drawing by by subscribing to my my blog or by following my posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Minimum bids will be low – you just might get a great artwork for a bargain!
Thanks for following along all month and for bidding on the drawings!
By the way, let me know what you would like to see me draw the rest of the month in the comments below. I am open to suggestions!
Here is the info about today’s drawing if you’d like to make a bid:
5″ x 7″ Prismacolor Pencil Drawing by artist BZTAT
Comes with a matt ready for a 8X10″ frame.
Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.
Minimum Bid $25 USD
Shipping: $5 USA $15 International
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Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Friday, 1/10/2020 wins the piece.
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