Blog / 2017 / Painting the Naïveté of Men
December 18, 2017
When dealing with offensive behavior, including sexual harassment, I like to respond with a formula I was taught to use any time someone is making me uncomfortable, but I don’t always manage to. For example, with the old man at beginning of this video, I didn’t say anything. I just walked away, too stunned by his actions to respond. I feel shame about not standing up to him and I feel shame for feeling shame, but talking about it calms me a bit. My hope is that sharing all this will help make all of us better at standing up for ourselves and each other.
The original painting is $1500 plus shipping—see all currently available artworks. There are prints and t-shirts of this piece in my Redbubble shop.