Letter to the Electors

•December 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Who among those philosophers are women?

Feminist Philosophers

It’s signatories include eight philosophers:

Esteemed Electors:

We, a bipartisan coalition of Americans including Electors, scholars, officials, and concerned citizens write to you in the spirit of fellowship, out of our sense of patriotism, and with great urgency.

There are times in the life of a nation when extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. Now is a such time, and your courage and leadership are required.

Never in our Republic’s history has there been a President-apparent comparable to Donald Trump. His inauguration would present a grave and continual threat to the Constitution, to domestic tranquility, and to international stability:

  • He has threatened the freedom of speech by condoning violence at public events, and suggesting criminal penalties and even revocation of citizenship to punish political expression;
  • He has threatened the freedom of press by vowing to revoke First Amendment protections for journalists;
  • He has threatened the freedom of religion by…

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The Long History of Subversive Women Artists

•September 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Posted by Dorothy Lander

Jonathan Jones in The Guardian 2014 on 10 women artists who took on patriarchy and won.


Georgia O’Keeffe adjusts a canvas from her Pelvis Series- Red With Yellow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1960. Photograph: Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images




Amy Cutler: Fossa, Braiding Women Together

•May 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Posted by Dorothy Lander

Hair as burden and focus for women’s collaboration in Amy Cutler’s Fossa.

An article by Kerry Gaertner Gerbracht on May 23, 201 for Hyperallergic


Fossa” itself is a collaboration among women, Amy Cutler’s first. She worked with her longtime friend, the musician Emily Wells, and the hair stylist Adriana Papaleo to create the work for a SITE Santa Fe commission last year. Cutler wanted Wells and Papaleo to have complete freedom to do what they wanted for the project, but did ask each to read two books for inspiration: a book of theKinsey brothers’ photographs of early 20 century loggers in the Pacific Northwest and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1915 novel Herland, an early feminist utopian tale of an isolated society of women who reproduce through parthogenisis. Together, the trio arrived at the theme of concealed burden, which is often present throughout Cutler’s solo work.

Amy-CutlerFossa Braids 2016 Installation

Marina Bychkova, Maker of Enchanted Dolls

•April 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Posted by Dorothy Lander

Bychkova Marina pregnant enchanted doll

SPECIMEN: From Marina Bychkova’s Galleries:



Vancouver Artist Marina Bychkova has been making dolls since a child.  She juxtaposes the nudity of the doll with taboo subjects, such as sexuality,or pregnancy, in the case of SPECIMEN shown above.   Her dolls call us to examine shame about women’s bodies and to express our outrage. If we are disturbed by her dolls, she calls us to question why, that is, to reflect critically on our own values and assumptions. And so it is she takes her rightful place on this site with popular educators who use their art for social justice.

Tune into CBC News Arts segment on Sunday, April 17, 2016 to watch a 5 minute special on Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls.

Mercedes Grundy with filmmaker Lisa Wu have made a short feature, which will air on the show Exhibitionists this Sunday at 4:30 PM.The video can also be seen on CBC’s website .

This feature contains a surprise appearance of  Marina’s most recent and secret new doll Madame de Pompadour.