Guerilla Girls

// 9 May 2009

(Via Bitch Magazine)

Comments From You

Alex T // Posted 9 May 2009 at 11:33 am

I friggin love Guerrilla Girls! They were one of my first introductions to feminism.

Cura E // Posted 10 May 2009 at 2:21 pm

Im sorry to be ignorant, but do they call themselves the Guerilla “girls” in an ironic sense?

Jess McCabe // Posted 10 May 2009 at 11:32 pm

@Cura E – Yes, I think so. In an interview on their website they answer the question like this:

Q. Why do you call yourselves ‘girls?’ Doesn’t that upset a lot of feminists?

Gertrude Stein: Yeah. We wanted to be shocking. We wanted people to be upset.

Frida Kahlo: Calling a grown woman a girl can imply she’s not complete, mature, or grown-up. But we decided to reclaim the word “girl”, so it couldn’t be used against us. Gay activists did the same thing with the epithet “queer.”

Cura E // Posted 11 May 2009 at 9:30 am

Oh i see now, thankyou for that

sianmarie // Posted 11 May 2009 at 11:09 am

YES! i love them! such an inspirational group of women

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