In the Feminine

Women have always been under-represented in the cultural world. We investigate the practices that may revert this inequality from a feminist perspective.

“Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.”

Guerrilla Girls (Statistics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 2011)

“Good girls go to heaven but bad girls go everywhere.”

Mae West

Commons

What Gender Owes to Grammar

Christine Planté | Yannick Chevalier

Linguistic analysis and the study of language use is thus a necessary step in understanding how the social organisation of sex relations is perpetuated.