Carlie Porterfield and Nicole Barrios

‘Nude’ performance piece causes stir, raises awareness

The Texas State community took to social media Monday morning after a student sat nearly nude on the steps of Alkek Library.

Monika Rostvold, studio art senior, wore a thong and pasties on her breasts the color of flesh in a performance piece to make a statement about the objectification of women for Sexual Assault Awareness month.

Women are pressured to attain an ideal body type, Rostvold said. However, women come in “all different shapes and sizes.”  The artist wanted to highlight the difference between the way the male and female bodies are perceived by society.

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