NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

Melodie Michelberger

Body Politics

Women should conform to the ideal of beauty, but not be too individual. Those who do not conform to the ideal should at least love themselves. The pressure on women is higher than ever, and as it has been for centuries, the male gaze determines which women's bodies are attractive. Have we forgotten to accept our bodies and be grateful for what they do every day? Melodie Michelberger asks who benefits from the fact that millions of women don't feel pretty enough. She knows how feminism helps us rebel against the traditional beauty ideal - because it's time for a diverse image of beauty and acceptance of different body shapes.
Melodie Michelberger