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Student praised for response to teacher's feminism remark

An artist has hit back at a suggestion that she should "dial down the feminism" in her work.

Response: Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes hit back with art work.
Response: Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes hit back with art work. Twitter

An art student has been praised for her response to her teacher's suggestion that she should "dial down the feminism" in her work.

London-based Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes created an image with a dial with two settings; one saying "complicit in my own dehumanisation" and the other - to which it is turned - "raging feminist" along with the heading "Dial down the feminism".

She posted her response art on social media along with the caption: "Last week one of my art teachers suggested I 'dial down the feminism.' Today I showed him my newest piece."

The 23-year-old student has received thousands of responses of support since she posted an image of her creation on Twitter - so far garnering over 88,000 retweets since February 7.

Since receiving so many messages of support Alex posted a tweet expressing her gratitude.

She said: "Thanks for all the love shown to this piece, it really means the world. 

"I'm a bit overwhelmed so it may take me some time to respond to everyone!"

The artist added that she is now considering selling prints and t-shirts of her art piece.

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