"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"
Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh
Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.
Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.
Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.
"Men who are progressive, profeminist, or allies to women — we have to constantly check ourselves. We have to be open and listen to women and sometimes respond by taking a backseat and not encroaching on female space in ways that are kind of natural to us. It’s so integrated into who we are as men: to take center stage, to lead, to be out front, to not really understand the power dynamic that’s at play. I think it’s really important for all of us men who are progressive and who are working to eradicate sexism and all the other social ills out there to be a lot more cognizant of our presence in these circles and spaces."
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."
- Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking
Do you like male feminists? Because you reblog stuff about them and I want to know if you believe that they have good motives? I'm not talking about the ones that ask for nudes and aren't really feminist, but I'm talking about the ones who genuinely think that women really do deserve equal treatment and the same things that men receive. Idk, I haven't seen many of them in my life and I want to know what your outlook on them would be? I think it's nice when guys support the cause too, you?
I think a man who is really, truly feminist wouldn’t call himself a feminist if a woman expresses to him that she feels uncomfortable with men co-opting that title for themselves. My cis male friends who have similar ideals and beliefs as men call themselves “feminist allies” because they know that feminism is ultimately by and for women and they want to do everything to support us without steamrolling us or the movement. But yes, men who support feminism, ESPECIALLY when they do so by using their privileged voice to call out sexism, street harassment, people making rape jokes, discrimination, etc are fabulous.
xoxo your birth control.
Totally loving these Valentine’s Day cards from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota.
parents : you can’t have any problems you are just a teenager
Woooaaahh I forgot I changed Siri’s voice to be a dude…. That really threw me off…….
Ask Siri why are fire trucks red
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