A review by witzelsucht
Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking by Catherine McCormack

informative reflective medium-paced


An engaging look at the depiction of women's bodies in Western art, mythology, media, and advertising – from Venuses and Madonnas to witches and #sadgirls – and the accompanying censorship, racist stereotypes, gender essentialism, and glorification of sexual violence. It has a fairly light touch but is still thought-provoking. I listened to and enjoyed the audiobook, which was read well by the author.