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What women want; 9-April-2015

A woman not wanting marriage or children is considered unnatural and is stigmatized even today. When early feminist crusaders went against this basic premise that marriage and children are the prime necessities for women, they were stepping into uncharted territories. 34 more words

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History of Feminism and Women's Movements

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Feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” including “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests” and was first used in 1895. 259 more words


A small part of women's history

I met Nan last fall when she took the initiative to start a book club in my condo building. On that first Thursday afternoon, we nibbled on snacks, sipped wine, and got to know each other a bit before starting our discussion of… 1,149 more words

A Letter to Sarah Silverman

Dear Sarah Silverman,

After you tweeted this *, away from my perspectives, beliefs, and belongings, I’ve got something to say I said in twitter. 417 more words

Great Goddess feminism: the Phyllis Chesler model

I have been rereading Phyllis Chesler’s Women and Madness (Doubleday 1972), and wonder if it is still relevant, and how Chesler’s Jungian, mythic approach to female sex-roles and role models fits into the second wave of feminism. 633 more words

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On Nostalgia In Feminism

It is dangerous to present progress for women as an achievement of the past, but hey, it happens all the time. Today’s women’s movement is rife with nostalgia. 1,134 more words