final project

Lorena Bobbitt and domestic violence

My project correlates the horrific story of a wife who was terribly beaten and violated by her husband to extreme social issues today. The story of Lorena occurred in 1993 when she met her limits with her husband and cut off his penis while he was asleep. After bruises, abortions, rapes, and affairs, Lorena escaped.

The image depicts a visual interpretation of Lorena after she took mattes in her own hands- literally. The knife and words are symbolic of the pain she endured. Made with art markers.

Ten topics include:

Rape culture, value, doing gender, norm, impression management, power, ideology, social control, knowledge systems, and hegemony.

In my opinion, the final was much more fluid than the midterm. My advice would be to properly reserve time for project preparation and management.