The Wandering Uterus Project is designed to redress the recent anti-uterus rhetoric that has entered the public sphere and to give voice to the uterus-owners who face a forced orthosectomy at the hands of legislators across the country. The Wandering Uterus Project is a multimedia performance piece that reconsiders and reconfigures the long history of male philosophers and politicians and how they define and dictate where uteruses can and cannot wander. The Wandering Uterus Project encourages participation through social media and during live performances by those with (and possibly without) uteruses.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Binders of Women
Did we just hear that?
Yes. I guess we did. In a nationally televised debate a presidential candidate (aka Mitt Romney) just admitted that when he was the governor of Massachusetts that he: 1) knew so few "qualified" women he had to go on a quest to find one to be part of his cabinet, and 2) his team brought him "binders full of women" in order to find a woman worthy of the post.
Yes, poor choice of words, perhaps. Yet so revealing.
Let's not forget that he added to this poor choice of words, by suggesting his approach to helpfully managing female employees was to ensure that their schedules were flexible enough to get home and make dinner for their families.
This man wants to be our President. The lens through which he views women is clearly limited. It is clearly an outdated notion of women, their roles at work and at home. It struck us as right out of the 40s and 50s and with that in mind, we issued this pictorial response.