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.

Anita Hill as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz confronting Senator Alan Simpson painting from 2017
Gwenn Seemel
Because Because Because Because! Because of the [Horrible] Things [the Patriarchy] Does!
acrylic on panel
20 x 10 inches

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