An interesting article about burlesque dancers of the 1890's - 1930's and how their rebellion against gender roles allowed them to speak freely about society and politics.

Burlesque beauties of the 1890s: Stunning vintage photos of 'loose women in tights' who perfected the art of the tease

Steven Arnold (1943–1994) was a California-based multi-media artist, spiritualist, gender bender and protegee of Salvador Dalí. His work consisted of drawings, paintings, rock and film poster art, makeup design, costume design, set design, photography and film.

An early photo of Steven Arnold with wearable art pioneer Kaisik Wong and Kaisik's muse, Merle Bulatao.

Jean-Antoine Poisson, Marquis de Pompadour, was the consort of Queen Louise XIV of France from 1745 to 1750. Beautiful and refined, he was accomplished in dancing, singing, painting and other charming masculine arts. The Queen spotted him at a masked ball and at once took him for her lover.  Jamie Vesta

Attributed to Francois Boucher - (French) Details of artist Madame de Pompadour (Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, 1721 - Date 1758 ,oil on canvas Dimensions Height: 379 mm.

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Vladimir Putin: Revoke his Russian Anti 'Gay' Law & free Pussy Riot via the British government

Su Richardson - 'Burnt Breakfast'. Celebrating, exploiting and subverting the feminine connotation of crafts such as crochet and embroidery, these home-made objects explore domesticity, femininity and their mutual implication. Crochet is used against type to express growing dissatisfaction with gender roles and to challenge the hierarchical division between art and craft. It was made for a project set up in 1975 in which isolated women artists and housewives exchanged artworks by post.

Su Richardson - 'Burnt Breakfast'. Celebrating, exploiting and subverting the feminine connotation of crafts such as crochet and embroidery, these home-made objects explore domesticity, femininity and their mutual implication. Crochet is used against type to express growing dissatisfaction with gender roles and to challenge the hierarchical division between art and craft. It was made for a project set up in 1975 in which isolated women artists and housewives exchanged artworks by post.

Punk meets bunting. Keep up-to-date with the Amnesty campaign at http://amn.st/Nxyfqb #freepussyriot #pussyriot

Punk meets bunting. Keep up-to-date with the Amnesty campaign at http://amn.st/Nxyfqb #freepussyriot #pussyriot

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