Document 10: Guerrilla Girls, Publicity Photo, 1987, in Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls, by the Guerrilla Girls (whoever they really are) (New York: HarperPerennial, 1995), p. 16.

Introduction

        This publicity photograph was taken in 1987 when the Guerrilla Girls appeared at the Wadsworth Athenaeum before a crowd of three hundred people. Three Guerrilla Girls went on stage, one being more than eight months pregnant. "The crowd seemed aghast that in our presentation we disagreed vociferously amongst ourselves on a number of points, which is standard behavior at meetings and in conversation." Regarding their mask of choice, the Guerrilla Girls have stated, "It's not easy spending hours in a gorilla mask. But more conventional women's clothing -- bras, tight skirts, high heels -- isn't exactly easy either. At least gorilla masks have a higher mission. They get us attention. Without them you probably wouldn't be reading this book. If we ever get a MacArthur 'Genius' Award, we'll use it to commission a designer mask that's miked and airconditioned."[27]

Copyright 1987 by the Guerrilla Girls

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