Discipline, Control, Outrage, and a Mannequin

The REAL reason the ‘Nike Mannequin’ broke the internet for a day or two

It’s just a woman in leggings you ignorant fucks
It’s just a woman in leggings you ignorant fucks
My first exposure to the ‘Nike Mannequin’ madness was on my Instagram feed

“It’s just a woman in leggings you ignorant fucks”, said the perfectly captioned meme as I scrolled through my Instagram feed.

“…That’s not even a [size] 16*, like an out of control 16, that’s gotta be an 18 at least.”

“…like an out of control 16”

All issues which attack the ‘wrongness’ of women and their bodies start with two things: Control and domination.

Oh, and they’re both driven by patriarchy.

Venus of Willendorf sculpture, dated between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE
Venus of Willendorf sculpture, dated between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE
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Lely’s Venus. Roman copy of a Greek original, dated 2nd century AD. Image credit: brewminate.com

Control your woman and you control your world

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The now infamous Kate Moss was at the forefront of the 1993 rise of the ‘waif’ look.

Discipline and the new asceticism

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An out of control woman is taboo

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