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Womens Liberation Movement

Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Jennifer Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today.

What The Home Means To Contemporary Women Artists

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

In the early 1970s a group of 25 feminist art students took over a deserted mansion in Hollywood, transforming the space into the historic project kno...

A Tale of Two Alternative Media Conferences

Paul Krassner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Paul Krassner

In June 1970, a charter flight was on its way from San Francisco to the Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. The passengers consisted entirely of attendees.

Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.

Would Betty Friedan Be Celebrating?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.

From Silence, Stigma, And Shame: Finding My Voice

Chana Wilson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

Fear was releasing from my body as my mother's story echoed on the airwaves from the Pacific to the Sierra foothills. But when it came to my story -- my story, not my mother's -- the silence of my childhood was still deeply embedded in my body.

A Woman's Place is... Where?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

It was 1976. The front page of every newspaper was ablaze with reports about something called Women's Liberation. I was caught in the vortex of this revolutionary upheaval.

Get Gloria Steinem's '70s Feminist Look

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Gloria Steinem at a speaking engagement circ...

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

Barbara Jean at Rest

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paula Gordon

Norris Church Mailer death was widely reported. Slow news week. Coverage was zip when her younger self -- Barbara Jean Davis -- fell victim to our con...