Robert L. Peters

25 January 2013

Judgments | Rosea Lake

Vancouver, British Columbia

Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Cheeky. Slut. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe a woman’s sexual behavior based on her appearance alone, and 18-year-old college freshman Rosea Lake chose to display them starkly—on a young woman’s legs in a photo that has since gone viral. (Read the full Huffpost story here).

“Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate… I’d like to think I’m more open now.”

Rosea Lake is studying graphic design and illustration at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. She likes dancing, salty things and watercolour.

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