A Cambridge University fellow has sparked a huge online reaction after she protested – naked.
With just a few strategically placed bank notes covering her most intimate parts, Dr Victoria Bateman took to Twitter to protest inequality in economics.
Dr Bateman, made the video to promote economists taking feminism into account if they wanted to create a more equitable society in the future.
She described her decision to wear only bank notes as an artistic symbol.
Dr Bateman told Cambridgeshire Live: "There's been a pretty intense and ongoing response to the video over the last few days – some positive reaction but also a lot of criticism and verbal abuse.
"That criticism (which I always receive in response to my protests) does, I think, reveal quite a lot about society – that we're not comfortable with women who confidently use their body for a purpose other than to please others. We're happy to view images of nudes in art galleries – and to be confronted daily with images of women in advertising, but when a woman uses her body to speak out, it causes outrage.
"Society seems to be happy to be able to view naked women – but not for naked women to be able to talk back. Ultimately, I won't let the criticism and abuse stop me – if anything it always makes me even more determined to highlight and challenge the underlying hypocrisy. "
Some people made vile comments underneath the video criticising Dr Bateman and telling her how she was being sexualised by them.
The comments ranged from telling her they were using her video to masturbate to stripper jokes and criticising her choice to call her method of protest art.
One person commented: "Sorry, not sorry, but I liked this video as a man. Money and naked is sexy period."
Dr Bateman believes that by using her body she can challenge the restrictions that have been put on women.
She added: "Some have criticised me for using my body in protest. However, I firmly believe that historic and current restrictions on women's freedom across the world (including laws that force them to cover up, and that restrict their rights to travel and work, along with practices such as FGM and footbinding) are the result of the association of the female body with sin.
"It's an association that needs to be challenged if we are to place women's freedoms on the right path – and particularly now at a time when such freedoms are under threat across the world (including access to birth control, and the rights of sex workers). Women's bodies are the battleground we face today – we need to challenge backward attitudes towards women's bodies, something which does not happen simply by covering up the body, which implicitly suggests that there is something sinful and shameful about it.
"Economic prosperity depends on individual freedom – including women's freedom. However, economists are reluctant to acknowledge the power and hold of social attitudes towards women's bodies. It's time for us to highlight and confront those attitudes – rather than to go along with them."
"Sex workers are some of the most vulnerable people in our society – made vulnerable by laws that act against them and by social stigma. It is a vulnerability that could so easily be addressed and yet which policymakers choose to make worse – and most economists choose to ignore," she added.
This isn't the first time the Gonville and Caius economics fellow has embraced her body as a tool to draw attention to an important issue.
In June Dr Bateman went to her college's end of term supervisor dinner wearing a see through body suit. And in July 2016 she walked naked into a faculty meeting of economists with Brexit leaves Britain naked scrawled across her breasts.