NEW YORK (Circa) - "Headless Women of Hollywood," founded by New York-based comedian Marcia Belsky, is a social campaign that has taken Twitter by storm once again.
The project shares examples of decapitated, sexualized images of women used in Hollywood posters.
The goal of the project is to "bring attention to the still standard practice of fragmenting, objectifying and dehumanizing the images of women we see in film, television, and advertisement," according to its website. "The question of her consent is removed completely alongside her head, and her purpose becomes solely that of being looked at by men obediently. Her value is that only of her sexual appeal to men, and not of her personhood.”
The headless images "signifies that not only are (women's) desires not important, but that they don't even exist," Belsky tweeted.
What started as a Webby-nominated Tumblr blog in 2016 has resurfaced on Twitter.
Some have criticized the #HeadlessWomen campaign, calling it "hyper liberal."
While many others have shared the tweeted posters and hashtag, noting its prevalence in book covers as well.