MARCH 27, 2018

In the last year, many sexual assault and harassment cases towards women have been uncovered, involving high ranking and powerful men. These cases probably represent the tip of the iceberg of sexual misconducts of the entire year. In many cases, women were criticised and blamed. The drawings and the series of under-wears represent women’s right to decide when sexual intimacy is appropriate and desired. The zipper symbolizes the woman’s control over access to her sexuality, just like the first pants with zippers for men appeared allowing them to control their business. The under-wears chosen for this project are deliberately “sexy” to emphasize the point that an attractive woman has no less the right to be in control and provide her consent to intercourse.
Ursula Oberhozer

An undergraduate
feminist art & art history