PROJECT#1: THE BODY

October 5th, 2007

Sexual attraction is naturally defined. Women have always been attracted by man and therefore have learnt how to be attractive and desired. It is a relationship between man -women and women – women. The beholder of a woman is a man inside her. A woman turns to an object, an object of a man vision.

Man perspective of a sexual attraction is learnt too, it is due to a media representation of a female body and it is rather an aesthetic and visual spectacle. What is more a society has accepted such iconography of a “perfect body” and has let to manipulate with them.

So, women are not identifying with a woman portrayed in such media but with a man or society perspective. Women do feel their body as part of someone else, which needs to be work on and require constant improvement. A body as self monitoring object as in Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon phenomenon, which describes prisoner behaviour. Prisoners cannot see who is guarding them or if they are being guarding at all, so they are forced to learn to monitor themselves.The same uncertainty can be applied to a female body. The last mentioned phenomenon helps to understand, how those beauty ideals impact woman behaviour. Nevertheless introspection begins to dominate not only the body, but also the mind. The body becomes a prisoner of mind.
As Bentham described in his own words, that the Panopticon is a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind.

In conclusion, woman has imprisoned herself in order to be and to feel desired. Woman lives in an illusion, that freedom of choice does exist and that she has total control of herself, her individuality and her life.

But she doesn´t.

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