Category Archives: Feminist

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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Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal (1968)

“Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as ‘part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (1963)

“The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym ‘Victoria Lucas’ in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is … Continue reading

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Feminism in culture

“Feminism has affected culture in many ways, and has famously been theorised in relation to culture by Angela McRobbie, Laura Mulvey and others. Timothy Laurie and Jessica Kean have argued that ‘one of [feminism’s] most important innovations has been to … Continue reading

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COINTELPRO (1956–1971)

J. Edgar Hoover at Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1967. “COINTELPRO (Portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram) (1956–1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation … Continue reading

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Ulrike Meinhof

Young journalist, around 1964. “Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a West German far-left militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion or RAF) in 1970, after having worked as a journalist for … Continue reading

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