Feminism : A Consciousness Of Women 's Social And Economic Position

1362 WordsMay 28, 20156 Pages
"For me, now, feminist art must show a consciousness of women 's social and economic position in the world. I also believe it demonstrates forms and perceptions that are drawn from a sense of spiritual kinship between women" (theartstory.org) are the words of artist, Suzanne Lacy. In a world where men are looked at as superior, feminism is an incredibly important movement in the eyes of a woman. All of the feelings and emotions that have manifested within women throughout the years, are able to be expressed through feminism. The impact of this movement has lasted over decades and gives women the power to stick together and fight for what they believe in. The feminist movement of the 1960’s was represented through, The Sculpture II by Kirsten Justesen, and by the song, “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore. Looking through history, feminism can be traced all the way back to the revolutionary war. In this time, women went as far as dressing as men in order to fight for their country and what they believe in. Later on, it is presented during the time of the Women’s Suffrage movement, allowing women to vote with the 19th Amendment. Although women always found ways to fight back against society, feminism was never an actual developed idea. It only began in the early 1960’s that women really started questioning why they were so inferior to men. Women weren 't allowed to have much of an opinion before the sixties; if they dared to say what they thought it would be considered absurd.
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