Vulnerable (scurs) features a photograph of a nude woman curled amongst leaves, her arm covering herself as she stares directly out at the viewer.
The image is on a polled cow skull, polled, meaning that it is a cow whose horns have been removed through either selective breeding or physical means. Scurs are the bone fragments that are left from the polling process.
Both women and livestock are raised to have their natural defenses removed from them in order to accomodate an easier visual or literal consumption by society. Whether it is removing the horns from a cow, or raising girls not to speak up, cause scenes or act out when they are provoked, our culture sets standards for acceptance and approval based on how amicable an experience it is to go from introduction to the complete devouring of anything considered lesser than man.
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