Reblogged from danyphantomzone-deactivated2012
My point is that it’s unlikely. I’m aware of how magazines do their photography - it’s rare to allow the subject free reign. And if you want to keep missing my point that the way women are depicted versus men in photography is problematic, go right ahead. But please stop pretending that I am demonizing her artistic expression. She’s not an artist. She’s a professional journalist. Why can’t she be portrayed as powerfully and professionally as Joe?
Associating power and professionalism with what’s considered a traditionally masculine pose? Isn’t THAT problematic?
Sure, but I don’t see Joe’s sitting in a chair cross-legged as a traditionally masculine pose. The fact that he’s sitting in a chair makes it seem like he is comfortable and at ease, and in a professional news environment. What Mika is doing? No way is that comfortable, it’s exposing her far more than he is exposed, and putting her on her back is a pretty textbook way of disempowering someone in a visual.