Stephanie Jaramillo: Weigh In,

Delilah Montoya

Color C41 printed on endura | Color C41 impreso en endura
50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in)
Collection of Joe Diaz | Colección Joe Diaz
Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista

Artist’s Statement

Women boxers: the new warriors… By crossing the ropes and getting into the ring, these professional athletes enter into the bastions of manliness to confront a brutal sport. While many people are appalled by the violent sport of boxing and believe it should be banned, these women, determined to box, turn their backs on such opinions. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act and the feminist movement gave them the right, and they have taken it willingly.