Ask Any Woman

Primary Artist: San Francisco Fireworks with drawings by Robbin Henderson

 Created: San Francisco, 1991

Medium: Offset printed poster, bumper sticker

Dimensions: 27″ x 15″

In 1991 Attorney Anita Hill was vilified for her testimony accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his then successful Supreme Court confirmation hearings. For many women this was just another example of male power as her testimony echoed their own experiences. This poster is a caricature of the overwhelming presence of white men deciding the fate of the rest of the world and in this case specifically against a Black Woman. In many ways this was a precursor to the #MeToo movement but was repeated when Christine Blasey Ford testified against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2019.

Image: Five pen and ink drawings of heads of old white men ruling the world at that time: Caspar Weinberger. George Shultz.  The Russian Ambassador at the time. Ronald Reagan. Norman Mailer.

Words: Ask any Woman about sexual harassment.

Color: black, red, blue, and purple ink on white paper

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