How to create your own cave club dolls
You don’t have to be a cave-dweller to make fun of the club-doll genre.
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you probably saw a slew of news stories about anti-social club dolls, which are often created by artists who use photos of women with painful facial scars or other scars to mock a perceived “slacker” culture.
This latest outrage about the club dolls comes from the artist, Sarah J. Roper, who has created more than 30 versions of these dolls that are sold on her website and Instagram accounts.
While the dolls are meant to mock women who have “gone to the dark side” or “taught themselves not to listen to the other,” they’re often very crude in their depictions of sexual harassment and violence.
“A lot of them look like the old-timey Barbie dolls,” says J.J. Ropers assistant curator of art, Elizabeth G. Smith.
“The one that is my favorite one is the one where they’re all wearing a big mask.”
The dolls come with fake scars on their faces and mouths, fake scars and bruises, and fake hair and makeup.
It’s not uncommon for people to call the dolls anti-women, says Roper.
I was actually quite shocked to see the comments, because I’ve always thought about the way the club is portrayed and it’s very negative and I’ve never really thought about that before,” says Ropers, who lives in Manhattan.
For example, the original “Swing” club doll was created by artist Amanda Stokes, who was known for her “blond” looks.
However, Roper says that it’s more difficult for a person to create an image of a person with a history of sexual violence.
She says that a lot of people assume that it would be difficult to get consent from a person who has been victimized, and that the club doll’s creator was so concerned about getting consent.”
It’s a really difficult place to work.
I mean, I’m very comfortable that I have consent.
That is something that is very much my fault and that I’m really, really sorry about.””
But I do not have any control over the way that my body is represented, which is not an easy thing to deal with.
That is something that is very much my fault and that I’m really, really sorry about.”
Roper has a different take on the matter.
She believes that the women in the club are not actually slackers, she says.
She believes that they’re really looking for the validation they deserve.
“And the way they’re treated is so awful.
They’re just looking for a way to validate themselves,” she says, adding that she thinks the club itself is not as problematic as many people think.
A friend of mine who’s a woman in her 20s also made a club doll for her boyfriend, who is also a member of the gay-rights group GLAAD.
She is a member and supporter of a group called the “Doll Brigade,” which she says is a group that works to create “the idealized, sexually liberated and sexualized world of women.”
The group recently released a video titled “The Real Dolly,” which shows the doll making fun of a young girl in a bathing suit who was “not looking at her phone.”
The doll then tells the girl that she looks like a “f**king doll.”
The group later released a statement that read: “If this is your way of making fun, you are so lucky to be here and to live your life and have the opportunity to be who you want to be, and we love you.”
Ropers has been making club dolls since she was in high school.
She had been interested in making dolls, but not interested in the idea of selling them.
“I never thought of myself as a model for girls to do these things, and so I never really got into it,” she said.
When she started making her own club dolls in her basement, she noticed that she was seeing a lot more of women in their 20s and 30s wearing the same look and hairstyles.
She noticed that the doll makers were all young and had the same hairstyles, and thought it would have been cool to bring in girls who had the experience of working in a club setting to help them craft their dolls.
“There was a little bit of an obsession that was building in me,” says S.J., a 20-year-old student at Brooklyn College.
And now she is making her dolls.
She has a group of about 15 friends who come to her basement and make dolls.
“I think they really want to do it because they want to know that there are people out there that are like them,” she tells me.
A woman in the group of friends told me that it was not their first time making a club-style doll, but it was their first.