13 March 2009

The Muscleman and His Skeleton

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The caption said, 'Here is a chess player...thinking... can you see him...and his thoughts ?!?...' • Wikipedia said, 'Body Worlds has been accused of perpetuating 'conservative' gender representations. This article [see link] notes that male plastinates were presented in 'heroic' 'manly' roles, including The Rearing Horse and Rider , The Muscleman and his Skeleton, The Fencer, The Runner, and The Chess Player, while female plastinates were shown in terms of beauty, passivity or reproduction...' (see Body Worlds).

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