Angry women

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Juno Books, Aug 1, 1999 - Art - 240 pages
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In this illustrated, interview-format volume, 16 women performance artists animatedly address the volatile issues of male domination, feminism, race and denial. Among the modern warriors here are Diamanda Galaacute;s, a composer of ritualistic "plague masses" about AIDS who refuses to tolerate pity or weakness; Lydia Lunch, a self-described "instigator" who explains that her graphic portrayals of exploitation stem from her victimization as a child; and Wanda Coleman, a poet who rages against racism and ignorance. Goddess worshipper and former porn star Annie Sprinkle enthusiastically promotes positive sexual attitudes; bell hooks eloquently discusses societal power structures in terms of race and gender; Holly Hughes, Sapphire and Susie Bright expound on lesbianism and oppression; pro-choice advocates Suzy Kerr and Dianne Malley describe their struggles for reproductive rights. Incendiary opinions of current issues such as the Gulf War and censorship and frequent allusions to empowering art and literature make this an excellent reference source. These informed discussions arm readers verbally, philosophically and behaviorally and provide uncompromising role models for women actively seeking change.

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Review: Angry Women (RE/Search #13)

User Review  - Claire Genevieve - Goodreads

A rare insight into the thoughts of feminists and artists, (and feminist artists). There are few books covering the lives and opinions of women in performance art (and other art) so this was a welcome book back when I read it about 20 years ago. Every woman interviewed was a gem. Read full review

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User Review  - Blastoff - Goodreads

This book actually did change my life. A true feminist manifesto. Read full review


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