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What challenges do feminist artists face in contemporary society?

Hello,

my name is Janine. I am a student of Arts and Humanities at Birkbeck. I volunteer at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I have a full time job. I am an artist.
I am a feminist. I am a woman. I am gay.

I know this introduction is not really needed, yet I feel it makes the connection I have to the subject more clearer and shows my sincerity.

As part of my degree I have to write a about a subject I chose. After a breaking my head over subject I like but not love, brainstorming (I never believed this would work) helped me find this question.

'Which challenges do feminist artists face in contemporary society?'
Last summer (actually two summer's ago) I went to see Tracey Emin's exhibition 'Love Is What You Want' and I remember going through the exhibition and hearing rather shameful comments. Which I am not going to repeat at this point. Two years in these voices are still in my head, and I wonder what is going on? What happened to feminist revolutions? Why are so many women almost shamefully convinced that we have equal rights, when we do not? Sometimes I feel we are going back to the fifties again and I FEAR this place.

So I ask you what are your ideas on my question and what do you have to say on the subject of third wave feminism?

Are we really there yet?

Janine

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    Josh S

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    Mar 10 2013: What rights are different for men then for women?
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      Mar 10 2013: Shall we start with the lost right to own our own bodies?
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        Josh S

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        Mar 10 2013: abortions are currently legal in the US, though states can put limits on it. So if you want an abortion, go to a state with few regulations, there are plenty.

        So is this your one and only example of variation in rights? and by the way, the argument for abortion is the same for men as it is for women. Men are under the same restrictions, but we cant have babies. So in reality, in this situation there has to be differences in laws because women are physically different then men.

        So anyways, do you have an actual response? is there any right that treats men differently then it treats women?
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          Gail . 50+

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          Mar 10 2013: You said, "So in reality, in this situation there has to be differences in laws because women are physically different then men".

          If you think that you make sense, you will not begin to understand the rest either.
        • Mar 10 2013: Dear Josh,

          thank you for your interest in this subject. But I reckon if you want to see the inequality you need to start to see the world with different eyes. Do you have a daughter? I feel that this is always a very strong motivation for men to see the world in a different way.

          Read a little more and try to avoid people who argue against equality of men and woman. Because essentially it is about just that. Equality.

          Take care.

          Janine

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