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Text:  Snail Mail

HERE ARE SOME LETTERS RECEIVED THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

PRE-1996

My Dear Girls (A letter inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.):
I have a dream that one day the art world will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: that the art of all people is created equal. I have a dream that one day, in the halls of the mighty Metropolitan, the art of daughters and sons of former slave-owners will be collected together, displayed together, viewed together and reviewed together in sisterly brotherhood. I have a dream that one day, even the grandiose Guggenheim Museum, sweltering in the art of dead European men, sweltering in the dead heat of the past, will be transformed into a vibrant oasis of here and now. I have a dream that one day, at the omnipotent Museum of Modern Art, with it's fiercely segregated survey shows of white men, little boys and girls of all races will be able to join hands with MOMA's director, curator and trustees and view the art of all Americans. This is my hope, the faith that I go back to the studio with. With this faith we will be able to transform the corruption of our art world into a truly American Art History. When we let freedom ring from every gallery and every museum we will be able to speed up the day when all people will know the difference between aesthetic truth and racial fantasy and what is a creative genius and not more sexual chauvinism. —Faith Ringgold, artist and author

The work of the Guerrilla Girls represents a most powerful political union between theory and practice. They set an example for feminists everywhere.—bell hooks, cultural theorist

All of us dads who have daughters ought to want them to become Guerrilla Girls when they grow up and never, never tell us of it.—Russell Banks, novelist

Once, I asked the slugger Hank Aaron, who had broken Babe Ruth's record for career home-runs, just how good was the Babe. Aaron shrugged; it was an irrelevant question since the Babe hadn't played against all those great African-American athletes banned from the pastime. That was a clunk!-the male jock equivalent of a feminist click!-which the Guerrilla Girls provoked in 1991 when they were the guests on a public affairs show I did on public TV. How can you look at old time baseball with only white men playing? How can you look at all time museums with only white men hanging? So, thanks, Guerrilla Girls. Now . . . there's no way in the world I can even begin to listen to professors and experts and curators and salespeople hustling a skewed, segregated game.—Robert Lipsyte, journalist, TV host and New York Times columnist.

DEAR GROUP OF COMMUNISTS: YOU'RE THE STRONGEST BUNCH OF BITCHES GANGED TOGETHER I've EVER SEEN IN WORLD OF ART. Don't think to career you will make at 80. Best work of art a woman or girl can make is in bed making well love and sometimes procreate non idiot females. Feminism is the reason of highest number of aids casistics in United States of America than throughout the world. Thank to you bitch feminists if weakest men become gay and AIDS rays up in USA. A woman can be genius. Do you remember the Holy Virgin you damned bunch of whores. Answer me if you have the courage, bunch of bitches. —Signed by an Italian art critic

THE GUERRILLA GIRLS PRESENT OUR FACTS OF LIFE . . . MAKING THE ART WORLD TAKE NOTICE AND FACE UP TO THE ENORMOUS DISPARITY BETWEEN THE SEXES. —Maya Lin, architect

Their very anonymity makes clear that they are fighting for women as a caste, but their message celebrates each woman's uniqueness. By insisting on a world as if women mattered, and also the joy of getting there, the Guerrilla Girls pass the ultimate test: they make us both laugh and fight; both happy and strong.—Gloria Steinem, feminist leader

To All Past and Future GG's:
Cultural aggression is not only a good defense but an essential strategy to secure our territories, rights and whims on terrain rife with enmity. I have looked for Guerrilla Girl influences and objets d'art all over the country, whenever I am traveling, your signature lets me know I am not out here alone. If every woman knew that some battalion of Guerrilla Girls guards her vision, no truth of ours would wither in silence or in screams. I am perpetually at your service from many lands of this cosmos and others as yet unknown.
Signing on, Lieutenant Commander Paradise, The Mother Ship (Ntosake Shange)

The Guerrilla Girls have combined anti-sexism, wit, anti-racism, wit, research, wit, audacity, wit, irony, perspective, wicked graphics, and wit-and raised all this to the level of well, uh . . . an art. Long may they provoke indigestion among pale males-and celebration among the rest of us.—Robin Morgan, feminist leader

Hello Guerrilla Girls or Gorilla Cunts
I have read your anti-white chauvinistic, sexist statements concerning the art works of men who far exceed your talents in painting. Why should we purchase your PMS paintings? From what I've seen in some photos, your talents are truly lacking. Women love to downgrade men to compensate for their insecurities and weaknesses. I'll make it short and sweet: I have shown your statements to several of my male friends and we will turn these anti-male statements against your women friends. At every opportunity we will harass, torment, abuse and screw some cunts at our discretion. You have abused your own gender.— Love, A Man

I'm a seventeen year old Republican politician to be, photographer, 3-D artist and female. Your article in Mirabella intrigued me. Actually, it kind of confused me . . . I want to back a feminist, but it's quite difficult with my overpowering Republican conscience. You see, we Republicans believe you are where you want to be; if I want to bitch about inequality and pointing out injustices, nobody is stopping me, but I'm not getting anywhere by doing it. If I want to swim upstream with corporate men and ignore such injustices due to my ambitious mind, all the power to me . . . Are there any men in your group? . . . I request a response at your availability. —signed, name withheld

DEAR GUERRILLA LADIES: TONIGHT IS THE FIRST TIME MY OIL PAINTINGS ARE BEING EXHIBITED. I KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY ABOUT THAT.—signed by a woman, name withheld