I believe that the quote, “From the early 1970s, feminist artists understood their task to be, in the words of Lisa Tickner, ‘the de-colonizing of the female body,’ reclaiming it from masculine objectification,” (22) is a very complex sentence that could mean numerous different things, based on what is presented in the text. To me this statement is explaining how female artists are trying to be true to themselves and no longer try to mold to the standards set for them by males. “Artists such as Faith Ringgold, Adrian Piper, and Eleanor Antin sought to reclaim women’s bodies from the societal straitjacket of sex-objecthood trough semiplayful exploitation of dieting and fasting, ways in which social expectations literally shaped the female body,” (22). They as women are tired of being viewed as objects or even in a particular role, such as housewife. They wanted to show women have ideas and opinions and they have more use then just being pretty and they did this through performances, paintings, and many different types of art. As quoted by Judy Chicago, “the agenda for women artists was ‘to transform our circumstances into our subject matter… to use them to reveal the whole nature of the human condition,’” (22). Feminists artists claim that the “personal is political,” in many ways. I believe the women realized that issues they were having in their personal lives were issues many women experienced and so it became a societal or political problem, “…As if only by exploring the shared, collective ‘circumstances’ of women could individual women come to understand themselves as human beings,” (22). I believe that the quote above could have been used to describe the struggle African American artist’s face. They too have been, and are still, trying to break out of a view society has on them. They wanted to become independent from any stereotypes put on them by society.