"Thanks to you, my cousin! That I have seen you not too much witch, scholar, poet, dreamer, and the rest, to be a woman also."
- Aurora Leigh
Application: Sexism in the Gainesville Stand-Up Comedy Scene
What is Sexism?
Institutional Sexism in the Art World
How to Fight Sexism
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh explores the themes of sexism in art. Romney Leigh tells Aurora that she is not fit to be a poet because of her sex, stating that "women...scarce need be poets." While such sexism can be attributed to polarized Victorian gender roles, the sexism that Aurora Leigh experiences still exists, not just in poetry, but in many art forms. This website explores sexism in several artistic arenas in an attempt to define sexism and increase awareness.