Woman On A String

"Sometimes I feel that in order to be accepted and to succeed in life I must hang by that male string of American society; because if I don't hang from that string, I will fall to the floor. Like other women, I had allowed myself to be manipulated just for acceptance. Women make up over fifty percent of the population, but for many years we have obviously not been the decision makers. When I did decide to pull off that string, I felt the consequences of being labeled with the derogatory terms that men use to describe independent women who voice their opinions. Woman On A String  represents the present status of women in American society."

 

Soraida Martinez

© Copyright 1992

Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40", 1992