More than 22,000 new jobs in the different services have opened up to women.
Since 1993 women have been allowed to serve as combat pilots and aboard combat ships. About 40,000 women served in the Gulf War in 1991.
Formed in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls boldly attacked discrimination against women artists and artists of color. They put up posters on New York City streets that named museums and galleries that did not show women or nonwhite artists’ work.
Wearing huge gorilla masks, they appeared at demonstrations and public meetings as, in their words, “the conscience of the art world.”
In an interview in their 1995 book, Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls, one member said: “We’ve made dealers, curators, critics and collectors accountable. And things have actually gotten better for women and artists of color. With lots of backsliding.”