Using Shame and Humor to Advance Feminism in the Art Community


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Using Shame and Humor to Advance Feminism in the Art Community
The Guerrilla Girls is one of the longest-established feminist groups in the art community, long working in anonymity for equal opportunity and treatment within the art world. Over the decades, they have used a variety of methods and even taken up causes outside of the art world. According to Anne Theresa Demo:
Since the group’s inception in 1985 the Guerrilla Girls have produced over 80 posters, graphic works, and guerrilla actions targeting sexism and racism both in and outside of the art world. (138)
Nonetheless, their core association with the artistic community remains, and they are a strong voice advancing feminist issues within that sphere. An examination of the history...
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.....s of gender and race discrimination.
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“Guerrilla Girls Bare All: An Interview.” Guerrilla Girls, Inc. 1995. 2 Apr. 2010 <>.
Johnston, Megan. “Do We Still Need the F Word?” The Visual Arts News Sheet (July-Aug. 2009): 11.
Lemon, Jessica. “Understanding the Guerrilla Girls Tactics.” Helium. 2002-2010. 2 Apr. 2010 <>.
Raizada, Kristen. “An Interview with the Guerrilla Girls, Dyke Action Machine (DAM!), and the Toxic Titties.” NWSA Journal 19.1 (Spring 2007): 39-62.