Feminist Joke Book (Lightbulb) 2011
11 feet x 9 inches tall, 22 page book
Excerpts and Installation shown
The book title “How many Feminists does it take to change a Lightbulb?” contains 21 consecutive pages revealing different punch lines to this iconic joke. Starting with “that’s not funny”, the most classic of the punch lines, insinuates feminists’ prudish reputation and perhaps it is this reputation that has complicated the fear of declaration found in women of our time. The chauvinistic jokes progress in chronological order that follow the waves of feminism, ending in, “Trick question. Feminists can’t change anything”, a gloomy outlook for the state of feminism today. Will the enlightenment of the lightbulb go on, or do we prefer to stay in the dark? .