Nothing like a splash of institutional sexism in ya local newspaper now is there? The Otago Daily Times published a list of 'Dunedin's Most Notable Residents' as a lead up to the Dunedin Heritage Festival.
NOT ONE OF THEM IS A WOMAN.
As outlined in this amazing blog post, it's not like they were short of options!!
The initial list included women, but they failed to make the final cut. Historians who complied the list said it was based on Dunedin as a 'physical place.' <---- What the hell does that even mean?
In a follow up article published on the 20th July, apparently ''with one person per decade, there wasn't space for women'' is a valid excuse. This implies that women aren't people! ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?
Give me a break.
There are a lot of pissed off people commenting about this via the ODT's Facebook page, but, naturally, they are yet to respond.
ODT, you've just successfully reminded everyone why we need feminism.
3 of my Ladies are on display for July @ Artzone (Hanover Street, Dunedin)
More photos to come, looking pretty at home in a shop window.
Still haven't figured out what to put in the hand of the red haired one. Suggestions...?
2 weeks until I start my Masters degree @ The Dunedin School of Art. So excited!
Sporadic rants of an angry queer feminist artist. Regular updates on Instagram