Page 223 – from – Judy Chicago ‘Woman as Artist’ (1971) Everywoman 2:7, p24-5
… In one way or another, she is not dealing only with art-making, she is dealing with her social status as well. She either struggles against, or compromises with, the confines she feels as a woman.
She chooses those areas of subject matter that most closely approximate the experiences of the male, and she avoids those images that would reveal her to be a woman. She resists being identified with woman because to be female is to be an object of contempt. And the brutal fact is that in the process of fighting for her life, she loses her self.
Page 225 – from – Marjorie Kramer – ‘Some thoughts on feminist art’ (1971) Women and art, 1, page 3
… not all a woman artist’s paintings are or should be feminist.
… two main kinds of feminist painting: unconscious and conscious…