The women's liberation movement

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  • Creator Sylvia Engdahl, editor
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2012] ©2012
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 218 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780737757903, 0737757906
  • OCLC ocn744303267

Summary

  • A collection of articles examining the history and controversies of the Women's Liberation Movement.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-209) and index.

Contents

  • ch. 1. Historical background on the women's liberation movement -- 1. An overview of the women's liberation movement / Vincent Tompkins -- 2. Discrimination against women was considered normal in the 1960s / Gail Collins -- 3. The National Organization for Women aims to change women's status / Betty Friedan -- 4. Civil rights and antiwar activists work toward women's liberation / Gloria Steinem -- 5. Women's liberation activists protest the Miss America Pageant / Linda Napikoski -- 6. Women go on strike for equal opportunities in jobs and education / David M. Dismore -- 7. The women's liberation movement is having an impact on American society / Isa Kapp --
  • ch. 2. Controversies surrounding the women's liberation movement -- 1. The claims of the women's liberation movement are unjustified/ Murray Rothbard -- 2. Liberation is of benefit to women,although some doubt the need for It / Black Maria -- 3. Congress must enact an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution / Shirley Chisholm -- 4. Injustice to women is the result of outdated myths / Gloria Steinem -- 5. The ERA would eliminate women's existing privileges / Phyllis Schlafly -- 6. Women throughout the world have lower status than men / Helvi L. Sipilä -- 7. The ERA alone will not end discrimination against women / Betty Ford -- 8. The debate over the ERA led to major changes in the status of women / Leslie W. Gladstone -- 9. Women's liberation advocates were active in Britain during the 1970s / Kira Cochrane -- 10. A United Nations treaty forbids discrimination against women / United Nations -- 11. Some women were not happy with how liberation changed their lives / Susan Faludi --
  • ch. 3. Personal narratives -- 1. An activist tells why she supports the women's liberation movement / Phyllis LaFata, interviewed by Ann B. Lever -- 2. A young woman tells why she stopped opposing women's liberation / Joan -- 3. An author of novels about women's liberation recalls her involvement / Alix Kates Shulman, interviewed by / Charlotte Templin -- 4. A black feminist recalls the publication of her first book / Michele Wallace
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