Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Who What Why

Wall of Femmes is a loose collective of feminists living in Montreal. Our aims are many:

-to promote wider recognition and knowledge of women we admire and find inspirational,
-to assert the people's ownership of public space,
-to counter the bombardment by mainstream media of negative, unhealthy, unattainable, sexist and/or objectified images of women in our public space.
-to engage in the public discourse and contribute to the unique culture of our city in a meaningful way.

The women we select to highlight come from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some are well known, some obscure, some controversial. They represent many different ideas and approaches, but all took control of their own lives, never asked permission, and strove to eliminate inequality wherever they found it.

1 comment:

  1. hi grrls, love what you are doing. i am in western australia - don't you just LOVE the internet!!?? 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the 1st international womens day march. it is a special year. i am considering what needs o be done. thanks for the inspiration. x rona