Venus with Biceps: Pictoral History of Muscular Women

One that I think my friend Sandra Wickham will appreciate: Venus With Biceps, a photo collection with commentary “chronicling nearly 200 years of sociocultural narrative on the strong female physique.”

There is something profoundly upsetting about a proud, confident, unrepentantly muscular woman. She risks being seen by her viewers as dangerous, alluring, odd, beautiful or, at worst, a sort of raree show. She is, in fact, a smorgasbord of mixed messages. This inability to come to grips with a strong, heavily muscled woman accounts for much of the confusion and downright hostility that often greets her.” ~ David L. Chapman

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