In the Victorian Period, women were trapped in a social structure that reinforced what we now call the 'Angel/Whore Dichotomy'. This dichotomy held that women had to be perfectly virtuous, demure wives and homemakers (Angels in the House) or they were essentially whores; if they were to admit to having the same feelings or desires as men of the period, they were shunned by society. Thus an important aspect of the movement to recognize the agency of women was to admit that humans are by nature sexual beings and that having sexual desires is not anything women ought to be punished for. This was done—controversially, of course—through art. However, there became a point at which artists overshot the mark: rather than presenting women as persons with sexual agency, they came to be presented as sexual fetish objects in the name of 'women's liberation'. This is a problem still rampant in our contemporary culture; girls are daily bombarded with the idea that it is "empowering" to be sexualized. This gallery seeks to demonstrate the difference between women that are presented as humans with sexual desires and as sexual objects.