Frequently Asked Questions

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How was GF started?

  • Guerrilla Feminism was started in 2011 by Lachrista Greco in Chicago. Greco initially started GF as a feminist performance art–utilizing street-activist campaigning to post and flyer feminist images (see right image) all over the city, and watch while the public chose to interact (or not) with said images. The name, “Guerrilla Feminism” was chosen because Greco considered her street activism to be a “surprise attack” on the mainstream culture. “Guerrilla” is aggressive, strong, and also an homage to the feminist art group, Guerrilla Girls.

What are your feminist beliefs?

  • We believe in, and support the following:
    • Anti-Imperialism
      originated in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in opposition to the growing European colonial empires and the US control of the Philippines after 1898. However, it reached its highest level of popular support in the colonies themselves, where it formed the basis for a wide variety of national liberation movements during the mid-20th century and later. These movements, and their anti-imperialist ideas, were instrumental in the decolonization process of the 1950s and 1960s, which saw most European colonies in Asia and Africa achieving their independence.
    • Anti-Kyriarchy
      a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission. Created by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza.
    • Decolonization
      the undoing of colonialism, where a nation establishes and maintains its domination over dependent territories.
    • Interlocking Oppressions/Matrix of Domination
      sociological paradigm that explains issues of oppression that deal with race, class, and gender, which, though recognized as different social classifications, are all interconnected. Other forms of classification, such as sexual orientation, religion, or age, apply to this theory as well. Created by Patricia Hill Collins.
    • Intersectionality
      related to Black feminism and Black womanhood. Argues that the experience of being a Black Woman cannot be understood in terms of being black and of being a woman considered independently, but must include the interactions, which frequently reinforce each other. Coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw.
    • Pro-Sex Work/Sex Workers
      GF supports sex work (the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for money), and we we support sex workers. We believe in the decriminalization of sex work.
    • Trans Inclusive
      GF welcomes and supports trans folx. Always. 

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