Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Jane Anger

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Jane Anger
Flourished circa 1589, London

Jane Anger was a British writer who, in 1589, published the pamphlet Jane Anger, Her Protection for Women, an early feminist refutation of negative portrayals of women's character and intellectual capacity. Written in response to a series of mocking broadsides on the nature of womanhood, the text blends witty invective and psychological insight. Nothing is known about Jane Anger beyond her name on the pamphlet, which may well be a pseudonym.

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