art and activism combatting misogyny in politics
The presidential campaign of 2016 has seen it’s share of firsts and surprises for America. We are witnessing the ideology of bigotry and hate being encouraged and mainstreamed in a way that is eroding confidence in our entire political system. The Trump Presidency and his administration put forward these injustices as policy that equal-rights activists, minorities and women have fought to overcome. Trump vows to return to a time when America was “Great”...but great for whom?
In response to this message of hate, the #DontTrumpWomen campaign was conceived. The project strives to empower women in the political discourse and to stand against systemic misogyny, discrimination and hypocrisy. Through a series of grassroots efforts - artistic activism, street stickers, performance art and social media advocacy - the hashtag and the campaign speak out against the bonds that have restrained women for too long in America.