Category Archives: Feminist

The Essential Ellen Willis (2014)

“… The Who is everything about the ’60s that we now like to repudiate as laughably naïve — everything about the ’60s that inspired [Ellen] Willis, a Bronx-born, Queens-raised Barnard grad, to leave her first marriage, become a writer and … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation: The Next Great Moment in History Is Theirs – Vivian Gornick (Nov. 27, 1969)

“One evening not too long ago, at the home of a well-educated and extremely intelligent couple I know, I mentioned the women’s liberation movement and was mildly astonished by the response the subject received. The man said: ‘Jesus, what is … Continue reading

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Klute – Alan J. Pakula (1971)

“Often considered as the first part of the so-called Paranoia Trilogy, alongside subsequent The Parallax View (1974) and All the President’s Men (1976), Alan J. Pakula’s complex and misleading thriller Klute makes the most out of the opportunity to present … Continue reading

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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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