Conscious-raising refer to a situation where women share and discuss their personal experiences with each, which are then turned into political actions. It has been used by women till date in their fight for equality due to its effectiveness and its origin from feminist poetry. There are three waves of feminism, which were based on timelines with the first beginning in the mid-nineteenth century culminated by the 19 amendment, which enabled women participation in voting. The second wave of feminism was more radical, and it began in the late 1960 based on the creation of sexism. The third wave started in the mid 1990’s and currently still active based on reforming governance.
Women poetry is based on personal perspectives and issues affecting individual women on a personal level while feminist poetry represents a collective perspective of different women. Cultural formations are significant and decisive influences on the development of cultures, as well as affecting formal social institutions. Feminism has played an imperative role in shaping the culture in the US through art. For example, poetry has been attributed with significant changes in the American society. The cultural formation in the US is different from various other cultures globally due to the presence of different religions among other factors.
Feminist culture presents itself as among the most essential institutions impacting different aspects of the society such as academic institutions and literary works. This has led to the development of cultural artifacts, which are made for women and feminist movements developed to enable women express themselves. There are several artifacts such as Lorde’s, which has been associated with civil rights movement, as well as part of women’s right movements. The second artifact that can be considered is a painting from Feminist Art Collection at Brooklyn Museum. The last artifact to be considered in this inquiry is a sculpture by Janet Godner referred to as Tuguna. Although the artifact cannot be directly related to any of the social institutions, the readings in the sculpture can represent a metaphor relating to women’s movement.
Artist-In Residence (AIR) is an organization that was established to provide a place where women artist would display their works and facilitate sharing and learning from each other. It was founded by Dotty Attie, Harmony Hammond, Anne Healy, Nancy Spery Susan Williams and Barbara Zucker. WomanHouse was established to facilitate conscious-raising through art. The significance of the association is based on the fact that it was formed from a torn down house. The founding members were Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. Feminist Studio Workshop is an educational center, which focuses on feminist art, and currently focuses on women empowerment. The organization was established by Judy Chicago, Shelia Levrant de Bretteville and Arlene Raven.
The film analysis thesis will be based on Black Panthers and the scene will be from “Forest Gump”. However, the group has been depicted as violent and thuggish. However, one can also consider the series homeland based on Islamic fundamentalists. Activism films are depicted as disembodied troublemakers without organization or a common goal. These stereotypes have been developed by media but do represent the reality. There are various other films representing different views based on political viewpoints of anarchism and fascism. For example, the movie V for Vendetta the main character in the movie aims at developing a free society. The movie Lord of the Rings also presents a movement, which aim is to protect Froto and the ring from enemies and evil. The enemies were fighting to get the ring, but would have the potential of destroying the whole world if it fallen into the wrong hands.