Tuesday, 21 August 2012

brachot 20

the male gaze v the female gaze

when men look at women: judging & publicly undressing women, dismiss their hour-glass curves as white geese.

and when women look at men: they are to be inspired by the vine-like beauty to be productive.

(or so he says)

(the goose drawing is from the brass plaque at crossbones graveyard, London. an unconsecrated burial ground where London's outcasts were buried. Many of them prostitutes, who were known as 'geese')

(for english translation of this page of talmud see here)

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