A sociology professor compares recent much-talked about Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover to the 1991 Demi Moore nude pregnancy cover in the same magazine, both shot by famed photographer Anne Leibovitz.
In the academic journal The Conversation, politics & sociology professor Renee Cramer says both covers are transformatative to cultural awareness and perception of once purposefully underexposed states of the human form.
They are cultural “tipping points,” Cramer proclaims.
In sum, she hypothesizes that Jenner’s cover will push the boundaries of public acceptance of transgender people the same way Moore’s cover led to societal welcoming of the pregnant body out of the shadow of shame it was tucked away in before.
It is an interesting theory. Read her piece republished in New Republic here.