With wry humor and caustic irony, the anonymous, gorilla-masked collective Guerrilla Girls has spent decades exposing hypocrisies both in and out of the art world. Their posters such as The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist, which presents the “bright side” of being a woman artist in an art world dominated by men, arrest the viewer with bold lettering. This particular poster circulated in Artforum as an ad, agitated the art world from within a well-read journal. While the poster most directly confronts art world sexism, the message is broad enough to speak to sexism experienced in virtually any field.
If you ever want to enjoy a bit of irony, consider the fact that Batwoman was originally created as a love interest to make the Batman comics “less gay” – and is now DC’s highest profile lesbian character.