I can not know how hard and offensive it is to be subjected to harassment, although I have experience of humiliation. But I can judge this from the impressions of my childhood, when I was next to my mother and felt her experiences as my own. So, I ‘m trying to display my empathy.
In different religions, objectification is understood as a fall, as some ancient catastrophe in the moral dispensation of man. But now we understand that the very appearance of man was connected with aggression and harassment; this was the success of the genus homo. The ability to analyze distinguishes man from nature. But objectification, directed at the other, presents it to us as a set of parts of the body, suitable for our use. Such analysis makes it impossible to perceive a person as a whole.
But everything changes, and what was natural becomes barbarous and strange. It seems that the macho ideal is a thing of the past. Now macho is a victim of his instincts, a weak and not free person. He is not great and beautiful, but absurd, miserable and pathetic.
Perhaps, in my works there is certain confusion from that internal dissonance which arises in the artist nowadays. Previously liberation in the arts was achieved through challenge and provocation, scrapping all possible obstacles and barriers. Should we now perceive the new political correctness as a barrier to be overcome?