Category Archives: Feminist

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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Jane Collective

“The Jane Collective or Jane, officially known as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, was an underground service in Chicago, Illinois affiliated with the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union that operated from 1969 to 1973, a time when abortion was … Continue reading

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The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 – Elizabeth Bishop

“In the spring of 1970, Robert Lowell accepted a position at the University of Essex, in England, leaving a vacancy at Harvard, where he’d been teaching poetry for one semester each year since the fall of 1963. He wrote to … Continue reading

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The Radical Women Manifesto: Socialist Feminist Theory, Program and Organizational Structure – Radical Women (1967)

“Radical Women (RW) is a socialist feminist grassroots activist organization. It has branches in numerous United States cities as well as in Melbourne, Australia. Radical Women emerged in Seattle, Washington from a ‘Free University’ class on Women and Society conducted … Continue reading

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Susan Brownmiller

“Susan Brownmiller (born February 15, 1935) is an American feminist journalist, author, and activist best known for her 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. Brownmiller argues that rape had been previously defined by men rather than women, … Continue reading

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Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

“Next September, the Hammer Museum presents Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, a groundbreaking exhibition that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, … Continue reading

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