“When feminism falls short of our expectations,” writes Roxane Gay in her 2014 book Bad Feminist, “we decide the problem is with feminism rather than with the flawed people who act in the name of the movement.” Inspired by the themes articulated in Gay’s book, WMG invites artists of all genders to submit works that ask us to rethink what feminism is, was, and can be. The guiding premise of “Feminism (n.) Plural” is that feminism is not a monolithic movement but instead an ever-evolving concept. There is no capital F “Feminism” acting as the Law to which its subjects must blindly adhere—that, of course, is the very definition of Patriarchy. There are instead plural feminisms through which people of various gender identifications, ages, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds espouse and enact their belief in a just and equal society.
Curated by Claudine Isé