Category Archives: Feminist

Motor City Comics #1 – April, 1969

“In the spring of 1969 Crumb produced Motor City Comics #1, which introduces Lenore Goldberg, one of his strongest female characters to date. While she displays some of Crumb’s favorite physical attributes, such as muscular thighs and cheesecake cleavage, Goldberg … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Revolutions

“In the second book of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea cycle, the wizard Ged tells the priestess Arha that she has a choice. Stay and serve the nameless grim gods of the tomb, as she has done the last ten … Continue reading

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Sexual revolution

Buttons from the Sexual revolution “The sexual revolution, also known as a time of sexual liberation, was a social movement that challenged traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the United States and subsequently, the wider … Continue reading

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Underground newspapers: The social media networks of the 1960s and 1970s

Published in Detroit from 1965 to 1967, Free Poems Among Friends was one of a large number of literary undergrounds. “The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American politics, social life, and culture. From civil rights groups, to … Continue reading

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Women and Their Bodies (1970)

“Those of us who founded Our Bodies Ourselves (formerly known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) began as a fluid, informal group of white, mostly college-educated women. We met in the greater Boston area to talk about our lives, … Continue reading

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1963: the beginning of the feminist movement

Sylvia Plath died in 1963. “‘Is this all?’ That was the question that echoed around a generation of US housewives in the early 1960s. Theirs was the problem with no name, wrote Betty Friedan in her 1963 bestseller, The Feminine … Continue reading

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Feminist science fiction

“Feminist science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction (abbreviated ‘SF’) focused on theories that include feminist themes including but not limited to gender inequality, sexuality, race, economics, and reproduction. Feminist SF is political because of its tendency to critique … Continue reading

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