Art Quote of the Day: Gillian Ayres

Distillation, by Gillian Ayres, 1957

‘I do remember a woman saying if you are female and you want to get on, you’d better teach needlework or graphic design or something. You certainly won’t get a job teaching painting. And I can remember women saying that they wanted to give up their lives for their boyfriend, who was a great artist. I was always very ratty if there was any of that sort of thing.’

— Gillian Ayres, from this article in, of all places, the Torygraph

Trust the Torygraph to suggest that it’s possible to ignore away sexual discrimination.  Knobs.

Women, Dilbert hates you

I see what you did there, Scott Adams:  Humorless bitches are always complaining about humiliation and disrespect, even though men are wise enough to know how trivial female perspectives are.

The men who read this strip will nod sagely and share a dudely bonding moment with you.  Together, you will feel smug in your male privilege.

Disrespect!  Hahahahaha!  Humiliation!  Hehehehehe!

Hate women much?  Why yes, you do.

You are warmly invited to help us boycott major Sun advertisers from 29th October through 5 November.

No More Page 3

So, you’ve contacted your MP, now, who else can you contact that is in a powerful position to sway the powers that be at The Sun??


That’s right, the companies who give millions of pounds, the pounds that you work hard for and spend in their shop, to The Sun, which has Page 3, ‘the biggest thing normalizing the sexual objectification of women’ (a quote from one of the signatures on our petition – thank you, we quite agree)

So please can you copy the below letter and post it on the facebook pages beneath.

I am wholeheartedly supporting the campaign No More Page 3, which is appealing to Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun, to please remove the bare breasts of young women from this family newspaper.

These pictures were introduced in 1970, an incredibly sexist era. We do not think they should remain in 2012. Children…

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