Medusa

by Molly Moore
Molly looking down over camera with her hair falling round her like Medusa snakes and her mouth open in a scream

“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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26 comments

elliott henry February 1, 2020 - 6:46 pm

wow

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LittleSwitchBitch February 1, 2020 - 7:14 pm

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

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PurpleSole February 1, 2020 - 7:30 pm

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.

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Sweetgirl February 1, 2020 - 9:15 pm

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

Sweetgirl x

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My Naughty Ideas February 1, 2020 - 9:28 pm

Great picture!

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HappyComeLucky February 1, 2020 - 9:54 pm

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

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DeviantSuccubus February 1, 2020 - 10:35 pm

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

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missy February 2, 2020 - 7:14 am

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

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missy February 2, 2020 - 7:17 am

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

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Sexilicious Ash February 2, 2020 - 8:12 am

Very powerful image. I love it!

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Floss February 2, 2020 - 8:22 am

Love this shot Molly! 🙂

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Mosscat February 2, 2020 - 9:10 am

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??

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eye February 2, 2020 - 9:26 am

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

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Julie February 2, 2020 - 12:11 pm

Goodness that is quite some photo. Love it!

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Jupiter Grant February 2, 2020 - 4:12 pm

Great shot, and very powerful words.

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Marie Rebelle February 2, 2020 - 5:06 pm

The image and the title fit together perfectly. Brilliant.

Rebel xox

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Focused and Filthy February 2, 2020 - 7:07 pm

I bloody love this image … perfect.
Missy x

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Littlegem February 2, 2020 - 7:47 pm

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

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Modesty Ablaze February 2, 2020 - 8:43 pm

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

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May More February 2, 2020 - 9:56 pm

This is brilliant – so creative x

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violet February 3, 2020 - 5:48 am

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

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Quinn Rhodes February 3, 2020 - 2:13 pm

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

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Molly Moore February 3, 2020 - 7:10 pm

I love that, thank you

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Victoria Blisse February 3, 2020 - 8:50 pm

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

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kisungura February 6, 2020 - 4:29 pm

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

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Bee February 8, 2020 - 11:38 am

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

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