“Tasteless,sexist and simplistic thinking. There is much more to women’s issues than vaginas. We should be more focused on personhood than body parts.” according to one commenter. I replied:
“I don’t think it’s intended to be about ‘women’s issues’. DeRobertis says it’s a matter of context. She does not replicate the pose in the painting she attempts to replicate it’s confrontational aspect. What does her display and our reaction say about her ‘personhood’ and ours? The painting is entirely focused on a vagina, the rest of the woman has disappeared. Like it or not DeRobertis restores the woman as present and as a person. I would not advocate a repetition of this act but it does seem to be a valid response to the painting.”
I think there is probably an interesting discussion to be had here.