Measuring Up

“Judgments,” Image courtesy of Rosea Lake, http://www.huffingtonpost.com, 2013.

This photo, taken by Capilano University student Rosea Lake, is a visual representation of the many judgments passed on women based solely on their appearance. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Lake spoke about the subconscious objectification of women and her own tendency to “look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that [she] found appropriate,” which were her inspirations behind the piece.

Even simple fashion statements, such as the length of a woman’s skirt, can lead to broad and negative assumptions about one’s personality and sexuality – and a woman’s “freedom” to dress as she wishes can be trumped by her fear of being labelled like the legs in this photo.

The photo, which was posted to Lake’s tumblr on January 5th, 2013, has received close to 800,000 notes.

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