Here’s a new article about an up-and-coming feminist photographer, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, who’s been making waves in the art world with her photos of women wearing menstrual blood as lipstick.
An excerpt from a recent article in Bitch Magazine:
Germaine Greer once advised us all to taste our own menstrual blood. I assumed she was making a point more than genuinely advocating taking that brave step (a bit like when it turned out that adventurer Bear Grylls actually stayed in hotels whilst filming documentaries on how to survive in the wild—sensible boy, I thought), but it seems that some people are more than willing to take her word to heart and go whole hog.
Ingrid Berthon-Moine photographed twelve women wearing their periods as lipstick, cleverly labeling each shot with a stereotypical cosmetics industry name, from Rouge Interdit to Action Red. This conjures up so many different associations: war paint, a trick played on sleazy men who get too close, generations of women having to hide their biological functions monthly and being scared of tell-tale red stains whilst simultaneously painting on crimson lips that meant something else entirely, that you’re feeling confident and flirty, that you want to look good.
Here’s the (NSFW) link to Ingrid Berthon-Moine’s website: www.ingridberthonmoine.com