Women Make History

“Well-behaved women seldom make history,” contended historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in 1976, and feminist discourse enthusiastically adopted this statement. From its beginnings, feminism sought to liberate itself from silence and compliance and eplace this with speech and protest. A new exhibition in Israel, “Women Make History: Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism,” centers on this question: In the wake of a lengthy feminist struggle, has a revolution in traditional gender roles indeed occurred in the political space? Can women today make alternative history and, in the future, lead a true revolution? The exhibition seeks to present the ways women artists to confront gender-based power arrangements. At the Haifa Museum of Art.