There are many strands to the women's art movement and the formal art we have created is only one part. It was a social movement for change, and can be seen as the daughter of the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam war movement. It continued the intellectual work that was started by the anti-colonialism struggles after World War II. It was a movement for equality with much discussion and tension about what we wanted to do with our power. Did we simply want women to have a place at the table formerly dominated by white men or did we want to change the role art played in society? If art validates a culture, who and what are being validated? Where should that art be placed? Who owns art? What is art?