Marilyn Monroe is a Feminist Icon
But the male patriarchy saw her as nothing more than a sex icon
One of the most iconic photos of the 20th Century is of Marilyn Monroe standing on a subway gate and trying to hold her skirt down as a gust of wind blows it up.
Dressed in a silky white dress, Marilyn exudes excitement, confidence, energy, and sexuality. In the photo, she perfectly embodied her third husband’s Arthur Miller’s, description of her: “so gorgeous, so glamorous, so incandescent.”