Weasels Ripped My Flesh!

Weasels Ripped My Flesh!

When Massachusetts based photographer, Nadine Boughton, stumbled across a collection of vintage men’s adventure magazines from the 1940s/1950s (like “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” And Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles!”) at a flea market it inspired her to make a comment on sexism and feminism during that era. Boughton combined the photos of distressed women with sterile perfectly styled images from women’s magazines like Better Homes and Gardens. The opposing images easily go together – portraying similar sexist viewpoints of women at the time, one needing a man’s help and one only suitable to care for the home and the husband who protects her. [BeautifulDecay]

Tags: sweats, vintage, adventure, magazines, sexism, 1940s, 1950s
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