Ariko Inaoka is a Japanese photographer who has been documenting two Icelandic identical twins girls, Erna and Hrefna, since they were nine years old in 2009. Her intensions for this project is to capture the very precious period of their growth from child to teenager, physically as well as psychologically.
Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.
By Fariha Roison (via voirsully)