Continuing on with my Bag Lady series today. I’ll probably drop off to posting these around once a week or so for awhile after this. Just wanted to get the momentum rolling for now though.
As a reminder, you can read what this project is all about for me right here on this post: A PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
You can also see all of the posts for this project by clicking BAG LADIES in red at the top of this page (right above the title) to bring you to the whole series.
The Trophy Wife
“The trophy wives of America, varied as they are, did not bring us to this place. Our culture did. Erotic capital can be fleeting, its market value can be challenged, and its possession can be more subjective than other forms of capital. But the trophy wife cannot exist in isolation; she can only be a part of the culture that created her. She is the product of a collision of grossly flawed social values: preoccupation with material wealth, rampant consumerism, and unattainable, unhealthy standards of feminine beauty. She’s the result of the worst intersections of capitalism and patriarchy. And she’s a reminder that we live in a world that continues to embrace both.”