'I don't need to hide myself from the possibilities', 2014
My final developed response from the anti-rape devices. I have included a cherry as they are often associated with the female body, however it was also influenced by the term “pop your cherry”, which any woman expects to experience when having sex for the first time. However, research proves that the ‘horrific bloody experience’ on your first time should not happen, the Hymen should not rip until you bleed and it should be nothing to be scared of. A lot of men may use the excuse of this happening to be rough with women and take control, and it is what any female expects when having sex for the first time as there is so many stories passed around between young individuals, and it gets accepted to be the norm. I used the spikes to pierce the cherries to represent the ‘pop’ we all label, however this still comes from the spiked cross which contrasts this idea.