Jane Jago’s Daily Drabble – Two Hundred and Fifty-Seven

Shoshanna was known for posters depicting headless male torsos, and ownerless penises. Her work was stark and pointed: in a world where women were objectified she did the same to men.

Her models hated it, but she paid well and there was always food when you were done. 

Being reduced to a set of shapes on a billboard is sobering. The strangest side-effect was the number of feminist beefcake models there came to be.

She asked her favourite ‘body’ why this should be. He shrugged.

“I don’t rightly know, ma’am. All I do know is it makes you aware…”

©jj 2019

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