The Usual is Still Not Natural: Why are we still tolerating bad male behavior?

Nameless and Friendless, Emily Osbourn, 1857. The painting depicts a widow trying and failing to make a living as an artist, a trade dominated by men.

In 1970, American art historian Linda Nochlin was asked, “why have there been no great women artists?” Her response, printed in the January 1971 issue of ARTnews, was a groundbreaking essay and serves as a masterclass in recognizing and rejecting assumptive precepts innocently posed as questions. While this mere eight-word question-asked by a prominent…