Student told to 'dial down the feminism' creates amazing artwork in response

Student told to 'dial down the feminism' creates amazing artwork in response

Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes created the piece earlier this month

Friday, February 9, 2018

A student was told to "dial down the feminism" by her art teacher, so in response, she created a piece of art.

Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes made the new piece just a week after her feminism was criticised by the teacher.

The artwork features the quote "dial down the feminism" along with a dial.

One end of the dial carries the label "complicit in my own dehumanisation" and the other is "raging feminist," which it appears to be pointing to.

The piece has had a lot of positive reaction on Twitter and many have even asked for it to be printed on a t-shirt.

She has responded by saying she's "a bit overwhelmed" and is considering selling the art in prints or t-shirts, but is "trying to figure out the best way to do this."

One person on Twitter said the piece was an example "art done right" and another said "this is perfect."

It also seems to have opened up a debate about feminism, with one user claiming people should "explore the entire spectrum. Find your own volume/voice."

Another believes: "The goal of tone policing: getting people to 'dial it down' further and further, in order to please or not to offend others, until they finally go silent."

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