Overlooked/Underplayed: Videos on Women and AIDS
February 24 – April 16 1989
“Overlooked/Underplayed: Videos on Women and AIDS” explored the layers of social and political issues surrounding women and AIDS. The issues probed in this exhibition of videotapes included prostitution and AIDS; pregnancy, abortion and children with AIDS; and the interplay of sexism, racism, and class-ism in the media’s coverage of women with AIDS.
The program included the music videos Safe Sex Slut and Pope, Don’t Preach by Scarlet Harlot, an activist for prostitute’s rights; three videotapes produced by Gay Men’s Health Crisis for its weekly cable television program; an excerpt from Women, Children and AIDS, produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation; Reframing AIDS, a media and cultural analysis from Great Britain by Pratibha Parmar, as well as a videotape produced by the AIDS Discrimination Unit of New York City’s Commission on Human Rights, which tells of Margie Rivera, a Puerto Rican women with AIDS.