Western Michigan University

Jenna Caschera

Plunder, 2007 | video still

Jenna Caschera
ART 5560 Video
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There is ownership placed on a woman’s body; she might consider it a sacred place. Often times her body can be violated physically and sexually. When one plunders, they attack someone’s land and rob them of their resources; this action is done violently and negatively. When a woman experiences rape or abuse from a man, a part of her is stolen with much aggression and can never be rightfully returned. The man may view the woman as “his project for enrichment and expansion” (de Beauvoir); fertilization is then regarded as conquering.