Category Archives: Feminist

The Life and Death of a Radical Sisterhood

Judith Duffett, Cynthia Funk and Joyce Miller at a NYRW meeting. Nov. 2017: “In the fall of 1967, a small gang of women began meeting regularly in cramped apartments across the Lower East Side. At the time, the Civil Rights Movement … Continue reading

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Read It and Weep: Margaret Atwood on the Intimidating, Haunting Intellect of Simone de Beauvoir

“How exciting to learn that Simone de Beauvoir, grandmother of second-wave feminism, had written a novel that had never been published! In French it was called Les inséparables and was said by the journal Les libraires to be a story … Continue reading

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Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019)

Eye Body # 24 from Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera 1963 “Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender. … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Women’s Liberation Movements in America – Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore

“During the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, feminist activism—richly diverse both in the women involved and in its aims, tone, and strategies—exploded in the United States and around the world, forever changing society by expanding the rights, opportunities, and identities available … Continue reading

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SCUM Manifesto – Valerie Solanas (1967)

“SCUM Manifesto is a radical feminist manifesto by Valerie Solanas, published in 1967. It argues that men have ruined the world, and that it is up to women to fix it. To achieve this goal, it suggests the formation of … Continue reading

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How Contraception Transformed the American Family

Estelle Griswold, left, and Cornelia Jahncke, of Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of birth control access. “Fifty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced one of its most important decisions of … Continue reading

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Styles of Radical Will – Susan Sontag (1966)

“I’m not sure whether America can be radically changed, and it scares me. I want to save my soul as a subject of the American Empire 1969, but it isn’t an easy fight and the outcome is in doubt. ‘Salvation … Continue reading

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Debunking ’60s Myths and Catchphrases

Crossing street at Masonic and Haight, 1967. “… The system not only referred to capitalism or to economics. The system represented the constellation of forces that dominated and controlled all aspects of social life from sexual mores to the oppression … Continue reading

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Eula Biss on How Motherhood Radicalized Adrienne Rich

“‘… He had heard about ‘essential workers’ in the news, I realized, and he was telling me that, from his point of view, I was an essential worker. I would remember this term, life worker, months later when I saw … Continue reading

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Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American – L. A. Kauffman

“In 1971, the People Didn’t Just March on Washington — They Shut It Down. The largest and most audacious direct action in US history is also among the least remembered, a protest that has slipped into deep historical obscurity. It was … Continue reading

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