Category Archives: Feminist

Art Workers Coalition

Flyer for demonstration on March 30, 1969. “The Art Workers’ Coalition (AWC) was an open coalition of artists, filmmakers, writers, critics, and museum staff that formed in New York City in January 1969. Its principal aim was to pressure the … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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“The Pill”

“The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP), often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as ‘the pill’, is a birth control method that includes a combination of an estrogen (estradiol) and a progestogen (progestin). When taken by mouth … Continue reading

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The 60s: The Story of a Decade – New Yorker

“… What ambition, what essays – or more accurately, what essayists! Among them: Rachel Carson and ‘The Silent Spring’, a manifesto which brought environmental issues to the attention of the American public. Truman Capote and ‘In Cold Blood’, about the … Continue reading

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The 1960s-70s American Feminist Movement: Breaking Down Barriers for Women

A Women’s Liberation march in Washington, D.C., 1970. “In 1960, the world of American women was limited in almost every respect, from family life to the workplace. A woman was expected to follow one path: to marry in her early … Continue reading

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The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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Our Bodies, Ourselves

“Our Bodies, Ourselves is a book about women’s health and sexuality produced by the nonprofit organization Our Bodies Ourselves (originally called the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective). First published in the late 1960s, it contains information related to many aspects … Continue reading

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