Like Icarus who fell from the sky when he got too close to the sun, celebrated startup founders with questionable intentions can find themselves in hot water- fast. Unlike the ladder-climbing, weathered briefcase-carrying executives of yesteryear, today's crop of business-minded professionals are all about rapid ascents in the form of highfalutin promises of industry reinvention and massive injections of cash to get them there.
Dr. Victoria Bateman, an esteemed economist best known for her nude protests for gender equality, uses her body as a form of art that serves to challenge the stigma around women's bodies and women's rights, in the world of economics. In March 2018, Bateman attended the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society in Brighton stark naked with the word "respect" written across her chest and stomach. Unbashful in delivering her message, Bateman was determined to start a conversation.