This blogpost will be dedicated to #1004theworld. I have chosen to answer the question which work of art has the most important message for global citizens and why? Based on Chris Jordan’s „Running the Numbers“ I have chosen this piece of art with the title: Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006. And here are my thoughts:
32,000. That’s a lot of, probably women, who don’t feel comfortable with who they are. It’s cliché, but it’s true. Deciding to change one of the most feminine features on a woman’s body, there must be a thought behind this. It’s called insecurity. A woman might be insecure because she feels that society has unachieveable standards, that’s what leads to wanting to change something about oneself. As a citizen of modern society with a growing use of social media, I can’t do much other than accept other people. If we all did so, wouldn’t we start to see a change?