Artifice

"Powers compares Gaga to the artist Cindy Sherman:  both draw our attention to the extent to which being a woman is a matter of artifice, of artful self-presentation....

Lady Gaga and her shotgun companions should not be seen as barreling down the road of bad faith.   But neither are they living in a world in which their acts of self-expression or self-empowerment are distinguishable, even in theory, from acts of self-objectification."

Nancy Bauer, Lady Power

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