Ricardo Bouyett is a fine art photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. Bouyett was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to the states early on in his childhood. Transfixed by perspectives on reality and ideas behind identities, Bouyett developed an interest in telling his story on exploring freedom from social, economic, and political systems put into place by constantly moving culture. Through trial and error, Bouyett found himself drawn to certain themes and aesthetics regarding the representation of one’s authentic and inauthentic self. Inspired by choral music, poetry, psychology, classic literature, culture, and cinema, Bouyett presents narratives that explore the concept of identity and its relationship to the natural world.
But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like.from What Happened to Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault (via fawun)