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The Dinner Party of Cunts

Judy Chicago’s 1970s work “The Dinner Party” was installed permanently to the Brooklyn Museum, New York, in 2007. “The Dinner Party” is an art piece made up of an enormous triangular dinner table, consisting of 48 feet on each side, with a place set for 39 famous women (both mythical and real) throughout history. At each place there is a representation of each of these women’s cunts. Each cunt is uniquely crafted to represent Judy Chicago’s impression of each of these women. Some resemble flowers or butterflies or brains or actual food, but all are definitely recognizable as what they are: cunts. It is a lovely table chock full of famous cunts, along with the life story and achievements of each woman written next to the representation of her cunt. The statement Judy Chicago made was that we should not overlook the great women in history and to bring them recognition. Or, in her own words (lifted by me straight from Wikipedia):

"The Dinner Party was meant to end the ongoing cycle of omission in which women were written out of the historical record."

The women that Judy Chicago honors are:

  1. The Primordial Goddess
  2. Fertile Goddess
  3. Ishtar
  4. Kali
  5. Snake Goddess
  6. Sophia
  7. Amazon
  8. Hatshepsut
  9. Judith
  10. Sappho
  11. Aspasia
  12. Boudica
  13. Hypatia
  14. Marcella
  15. Saint Bridget
  16. Theodora of Byzantium
  17. Hrosvitha
  18. Trotula of Salerno
  19. Eleanor of Aquitaine
  20. Hildegard of Bingen
  21. Petronilla de Meath
  22. Christine de Pisan
  23. Isabella d'Este
  24. Elizabeth R
  25. Artemisia Gentileschi
  26. Anna van Schurman
  27. Anne Hutchinson
  28. Sacajawea
  29. Caroline Herschel
  30. Mary Wollstonecraft
  31. Sojourner Truth
  32. Susan B. Anthony
  33. Elizabeth Blackwell
  34. Emily Dickinson
  35. Ethel Smyth
  36. Margaret Sanger
  37. Natalie Barney
  38. Virginia Woolf
  39. Georgia O'Keeffe

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