Every known human society rests firmly on the learned nurturing behavior of man. The Economist 10.28.96
Make Me A Man reveals striking societal similarities of gender-antagonism
between the primitive New Guinea Highlands and the sophisticated Western
and North American civilizations. Both cultures acknowledge the physiological
superiority of women because of their ability to give birth. It is men
who must be molded and configured into ideal masculinity.
This work is a reflection on the universal stereotype of manhood and how it has been sustained in diverse cultures at the expense and alienation of women.
*sculpture by Judy Fox