The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. We wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Our anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who we might be: we could be anyone and we are everywhere. We believe in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people and all genders. We undermine the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, the overlooked, and the downright unfair.
Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world. Ninety-two percent of American children have an online presence before the age of 2. Parents post nearly 1, images of their children online before their fifth birthday. And as we have seen in the recent abduction and murder of year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg, Va.
By now, you've probably heard of the notorious, secret female-only Australian Facebook group Bad Girls Advice BGA , a place where "women can be themselves. They trolled a Sydney man last year for offending one of their own. Since then, membership has quadrupled to over , But what members haven't been told is that late last year administrators of the page shared nude pics with a rival blokes-only group as a kind of "peace offering" to keep the men away. The two groups often clash online.
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