Alibi V.18 No.21 • May 21-27, 2009 
Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman


What’s a Feminist Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

Judy Chicago’s Belen vs. The Hometown I Narrowly Escaped

There's a 1971 photo of Judy Chicago taken by Jerry McMillan that shows her dressed like a boxer in a ring. She stands in the corner, her arms crooked back over the ropes, gloved hands dangling. Her chin is thrust forward and her eyes challenge the camera and, presumably, anyone else. Across her shirt is emblazoned in block, gym-class letters, “JUDY CHICAGO.” It's badass.

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