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Anatomical lingerie? Yes, anatomical lingerie…

You may already have the anatomical swimsuit, but what about a pair of knickers to match?

Well, these “see-thru” briefs are not for sale in any department store as they are part of an amazing art work produced by artist Eleanor Beth Haswell called “Why are you so afraid of your own anatomy?

Eighteen-year-old Eleanor is currently an art student based in the north-east of England, producing her own art work and collaborating with a group of artists called the Clandestine Collective.

In an interview with Marie Claire, she explained the ideas behind “Why are you so afraid of your own anatomy?”:

Throughout history we, as women, have fought to break loose from the preconceived image of how we should act in society in order to be our own person, with notions and beliefs that we’ve formulated ourselves…

As I was focusing on an art project based on body shaming at the time, I began to notice a lot more shaming online, especially in the UK. It’s the nipple that’s deemed to be the issue, the fact that both men and women have them yet a woman’s must be censored. I just don’t understand how people claim that we don’t need feminism, but are offended by something as innocent as the nipple, and are happy to create a divide to suggest that a woman who does what she wants with her body is unacceptable. Why is there this divide between genders?

You can read the full interview with here and see more of Eleanor Beth Haswell incredible work here.

Updated August 2014.
H/T Doctor Matt Lodder, via Slow.

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