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“Medusa remains a potent icon at a time when women leaders continue to be viewed skeptically or, at worst, as inhuman. Indeed, almost every influential female figure has been photoshopped with snaky hair: Martha Stewart, Condoleezza Rice, Madonna, Nancy Pelosi, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel. (Have a few minutes? Do a Google Image search: Type in a famous woman’s name and the word Medusa.) These businesswomen, politicians, activists, and artists made the same “mistake” that Susan B. Anthony identified when she commented on the lack of women’s voices in 19th-century newspapers: “Women … must echo the sentiment of these men. And if they do not do that, their heads are cut off.” These women infringed upon the domain of men. The only response, as suggested by their Medusa-fied images? To cut their heads off; to silence them.”
~ The Original Nasty Woman by Elizabeth Johnston

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  • Molly Moore - Author, Blogger, Photographer, Speaker, Director of Operations @Eroticon Find me in my corner of the internet at Molly's Daily Kiss and on Twitter @mollysdailykiss

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  • LittleSwitchBitch

    Such an awesome shot – I love it! I love all the textures in it – the fact that half your hair is still wet, some starting to dry… Really cool shot x

  • PurpleSole

    My favourite book as a child was Hairy Maclary. This probably wasn’t what you were going for but it reminds me of that. Awesome picture.

  • Sweetgirl

    Very true. Powerful image, I can almost hear a scream of rage.

    Sweetgirl x

  • My Naughty Ideas

    Great picture!

  • HappyComeLucky

    I couldn’t work this out from the thumbnail. This is challenging and amazing.

  • DeviantSuccubus

    This is fab, and has an important message! (also, love your curly snaky hair!)

  • missy

    This is so usual but absolutely fantastic. I love the way you have used your hair and your expression. 😊

  • missy

    This is so unusual and absolutely fantastic. I love the way that you have used your hair and rhe expression on your face 😊

  • Sexilicious Ash

    Very powerful image. I love it!

  • Floss

    Love this shot Molly! 🙂

  • Mosscat

    Amazing shot! On a similar note, a senior manager referred to women working in the same field as me as a ‘coven’. What’s he so afraid of??

  • eye

    Great image and a very interesting quote. Placing it upsidedown created an otherworldly atmosphere

  • Julie

    Goodness that is quite some photo. Love it!

  • Jupiter Grant

    Great shot, and very powerful words.

  • Marie Rebelle

    The image and the title fit together perfectly. Brilliant.

    Rebel xox

  • Focused and Filthy

    I bloody love this image … perfect.
    Missy x

  • Littlegem

    I love this photo, such a great expression and brilliant idea.

  • Modesty Ablaze

    Very intriguing . . . very clever !!!
    Xxx – K

  • May More

    This is brilliant – so creative x

  • violet

    Chop your head off? Let anyone try. Great image and a fabulous quote – now I want to read that book!

  • Quinn Rhodes

    This feels like such an *iconic* Molly photo. It’s powerful and BEAUTIFUL and creepy in the best way. I love it.

    • Molly Moore

      I love that, thank you

  • Victoria Blisse

    This is so powerful,it shouts Medusa very loudly and with real passion and fury.

  • kisungura

    This is incredible Molly, I love the power of your image alongside the accompanying words too, very powerful x

  • Bee

    This is incredible. I feel all the rage and pain. Fantastically creepy my friend!

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