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Spare Rib - Online

Title:   Spare Rib

Publisher:   British Library, Journal Archive

Published:   1972 – 1993

Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging women’s liberation movement in the late 20th century. 94 more words

Second Wave

On MichFest, Lisa Vogel and attempts to co-opt our collective herstory: 'An Open Letter to the North American Women's Movement'

“Recently a book was published on women’s culture, Eden Built by Eves.
This book focuses on the festivals which have been instrumental in creating our tremendous culture over the last 25 years. 147 more words


From makeup to mutilation: modern feminine "beauty" practices

“In the 1970s a feminist critique of makeup and other beauty practices emerged from consciousness-raising groups. … In these groups women discussed how they felt about themselves and their bodies.

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The Female Eunuch

Title:   The Female Eunuch

Author:   Germaine Greer

First Published:   1979

The Female Eunuch is a landmark in the history of the women’s movement. Drawing liberally from history, literature and popular culture, past and present, Germaine Greer’s searing examination of women’s oppression is at once an important social commentary and a passionately argued masterpiece of polemic.


The Awakening

Title:   The Awakening

Author:   Kate Chopin

First Published:   1899

Over one long, languid summer Edna Pontellier, fettered by marriage and motherhood, becomes acquainted with Robert Lebrun. 108 more words

Feminist History

The Feminine Mystique

Title:   The Feminine Mystique

Author:   Betty Friedan

First Published:   1963

When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries’ general malaise would shake up society. 103 more words


To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism

Title:   To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism

Editor:   Rebecca Walker

First Published:   1995

An anthology of essays by up-and-coming feminist and gay writers reevaluates the objectives and philosophy of the feminist movement, calling for more emphasis on liberating women than guarding their sexual behavior.