Category Archives: Feminist

1963: the beginning of the feminist movement

Sylvia Plath died in 1963. “‘Is this all?’ That was the question that echoed around a generation of US housewives in the early 1960s. Theirs was the problem with no name, wrote Betty Friedan in her 1963 bestseller, The Feminine … Continue reading

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Feminist science fiction

“Feminist science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction (abbreviated ‘SF’) focused on theories that include feminist themes including but not limited to gender inequality, sexuality, race, economics, and reproduction. Feminist SF is political because of its tendency to critique … Continue reading

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The First Contact Sheet of the Counterculture

“It was a typical Village Voice front page from 1967: Over the left two columns, a street portrait of the ‘dean of American pacifists,’ A.J. Muste; over the right two, an action shot of police arresting Charlotte Moorman, the Juilliard-trained … Continue reading

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Shirley Chisholm

Rep. Chisholm, talking to visitors from Berea College on the steps of the Capitol in 1970. “Shirley Chisholm stares out from the side of a dozen coffee mugs these days, her epochal glasses, brocade dresses and distinct crown of curls … Continue reading

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Roz Payne

“Roz Payne was born in Patterson, New Jersey, and grew up in a political household. Her mom, Edith Berkman, was of Jewish and Polish descent and a Communist labor organizer. She was arrested during the Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile strike in … Continue reading

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The Passionate, Progressive Politics of Julia Child

After the wild success of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” Child cultivated an apolitical mien. But, as she became more comfortable with her fame, she spoke more openly about her beliefs. “In 1942, Julia McWilliams moved from New York … Continue reading

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The Women’s Movement – Joan Didion (July 30, 1972)

“To make an omelette you need not only those broken eggs but someone ‘oppressed’ to break them: every revolutionist is presumed to under stand that, and also every woman, which either does or does not make 51 per cent of … Continue reading

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