Women and girls make up about half the world’s population. Yet stereotyped notions about women have supported their unequal treatment for centuries. In some societies, those exploitative ideas are very obvious; in others, they are more subtle.
How do artists express the way we human beings see each other? In the last fifty years, the voices of feminists have influenced many artists. Their artworks and performances enabled feminist messages and ideas to spread further through the world.
We know how stereotypes can distort the ways that people see each other. Prejudice can take many forms, and it is often disguised and hidden. Be prepared to debate and discuss these ideas; and be prepared to listen carefully, and perhaps have your ideas shift.