Guerrilla Girls

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“Who are the Guerrilla Girls?

We’re a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. We have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. We use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny. We wear gorilla masks to focus on the issues rather than our personalities. Dubbing ourselves the conscience of culture, we declare ourselves feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger. Our work has been passed around the world by kindred spirits who we are proud to have as supporters. It has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Bitch and Bust; on TV and radio, including NPR,, the BBC and CBC; and in countless art and feminist texts. The mystery surrounding our identities has attracted attention. We could be anyone; we are everywhere.”

What the Guerilla girls do is use a pseudonym as a platform for sharing and exposing the inequalities within the art and political world when it comes to women and people of colour. By using mask the make it so that the media cannot focus on them as individuals and sensationalise them but force them to look at the movement as a whole. They do this through the posters, billboard, protests and stickers the create making them become interrogated into our lives so that we are forced to become aware of it and by not giving you a chose in weather or not you are ignorant to the inequality within the world, much like many women and people of colour have no chose to the inequalities they have to deal with within their lives. The have been gaining success in getting their message across and have begun to be used a a platform for feminist activism long with their books being used to educate and inform.

Sources:

http://www.guerrillagirls.com/

http://www.guerrillagirls.com/interview/faq.shtml

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