Greenham Common Women’s Peace camp was established in 1981 to protest against nuclear weapons. The camp was active until 2000. The camp was a female only space, where women were disrupting the gender norms placed upon them by mainstream society. They rejected the notion that women should be at home with their children by using their status as mothers and women as a political statement to protest.
At the time, politics was male dominated. In the mainstream media, the women were portrayed negatively and labelled as witches and lesbians in an attempt to discredit them and try and discourage others from joining. However, instead of discouraging women to join, it had the opposite effect. Greenham brought lesbianism to the mainstream media and therefore encouraged lesbians, feminists and those who were angry with the political system and society to join the cause.