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Title

Title unknown

Subject

Japanese American Women--California--Social Conditions

Description

This is a two sided poster. The poster features on this side an image of Venus on a pedestal and on the other a man wearing a gray hard hat.

The poster features a black/white image of Venus standing on a columnar pedestal. She covers her bosom with one hand, while her other hand and hair covers her genitalia. The text (a poem by Janice Mirikitani) states, "Ms. I got into a thing with someone because I called her miss ann/hearst/rockefeller/hughes instead of ms. I said it was a waste of time worry about it. Her lips pressed white thinning words like pins pricking me--a victim of sexism. I wanted to call her what she deserved but knowing it would please her instead I said, white lace satin was never soiled by sexism sheltered as you are by mansions built on Indian land your diamonds shipped with slaves from Africa your underwear washed by Chinese launderies your house cleaned by my grandmother so do not push me any further. And when you quit killing us for democracy and stop calling ME gook. I will call you whatever you like." The text color is white against a black background.

Creator

Gee, Zand

Source

Kearny Street Workshop Archives, 1972-2002 (CEMA 33), Series IV, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Access Rights

Open to researchers without restrictions

Physical Dimensions

20 x 26 in.

Files

Citation

Gee, Zand, "Title unknown," in Digital Collections, Item #4847, http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/items/show/4847 (accessed June 16, 2019).