New Essay: Judy Chicago Exhibition in London

Judy Chicago
Feb 5, 2013 7:20PM

"It is now, perhaps, hard for younger women to understand the impact that such a work (The Dinner Party) had nearly 30 years ago, how much the role of women in society has changed. But between 1970 and 1980 there were only three woman heads of government across the world. In Britain it was not until 1967 that the Abortion Act, brought in by the liberal MP, David Steel, and subjected to much controversy and heated debate, allowed for legal abortion on a variety of grounds. And it was not until 1973 that abortion was made legal in every state across America. Even in June 2012 the State Legislature in Michigan expelled a female Representative for daring to mention the word ‘vagina’ three times during a debate on abortion." Read the full essay, here.

Judy Chicago