Category Archives: Feminist

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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Shirley Clarke

“Shirley Clarke (née Brimberg; October 2, 1919 – September 23, 1997) was an American experimental and independent filmmaker, director and editor. … In her first film, Dance in the Sun (1953), she adapted a choreography of Daniel Nagrin. The New … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Second-Wave Feminism

“For all of its attention-sucking, data-mining downsides, the internet has held true to at least one of its original promises: connecting disparate groups of people. There’s hardly a better reminder of this than a global health crisis and a national … Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir, The Art of Fiction No. 35 (Spring-Summer 1965)

“Simone de Beauvoir had introduced me to Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre, whom I had interviewed. But she hesitated about being interviewed herself: ‘Why should we talk about me? Don’t you think I’ve done enough in my three books of … Continue reading

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History of War Tax Resistance

Writers and Editors War Tax ad as it appeared in 1968 Ramparts magazine. “… War tax resistance gained nationwide publicity when Joan Baez announced in 1964 her refusal to pay 60 percent of her 1963 income taxes because of the … Continue reading

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National Organization for Women

“The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C. There were many influences contributing to the rise of NOW. Such … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear movement in the United States

Women Strike for Peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. “The anti-nuclear movement in the United States consists of more than 80 anti-nuclear groups that oppose nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and/or uranium mining. These have included the Abalone Alliance, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Letters – Diane di Prima (1971)

“Poetry, for Diane di Prima, was a living thing. Poetry lived in myths, histories and obscure hermetic texts as much as it lived in the cadences and rhythms of daily life: meals, homes, children, friends, contemporary happenings. Nowhere is this … Continue reading

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Prison Memoirs: The New York Women’s House of Detention by Angela Davis (October 1974)

“When the wailing of the sirens tapered off and the caravan began to slow down, I realized that I was somewhere in Greenwich Village. As the car turned into a dark driveway, a corrugated aluminum door began to rise and … Continue reading

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Town Bloody Hall – The Town Hall (April 30, 1971)

“Town Bloody Hall is a 1979 documentary film of a panel debate between feminist advocates and activist Norman Mailer. Filmed on April 30, 1971, in The Town Hall in New York City. Town Bloody Hall features a panel of feminist … Continue reading

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