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Remembering Betty Friedan

This week marks the tenth anniversary of Betty Friedan’s death, on 4 February 2006. The New York Times obituary that appeared the following day credited her with igniting “the contemporary women’s movement in 1963 and as a result permanently transformed the social fabric of the United States.” Certainly, her book  1,115 more words

Second Wave Feminism

On Food: From Tuna Fish Casserole to the Age of Arugula

I have long believed that the opening salvo of second-wave feminism was fired in 1960, several years ahead of its time, by Peg Bracken, in… 898 more words


Living Child-Free

There’s a lot to be said for having only dogs and not human children, but Gentle Reader, I am not the person to crow over someone else’s choice, the same as I ask people not the crow over theirs.   344 more words


Feminism 101

In the past few years, the feminist debate has been rekindled. The movement has once again entered the mainstream, with the likes of Emma Watson, Beyoncé and John Legend declaring themselves feminists, meaning it is arguably much more acceptable to identify as one. 736 more words


A young woman's guide to talking to second wave feminists

Having pitched the concept, my Daily Life article about bridging the gap between second and later wave feminists was one of the hardest pieces I’ve written, because I wanted to write it in a way that was respectful of feminist activists who’ve come before me, while still holding true to my views about the rights of transwomen and sex workers (these people are often marginalised by outspoken radical feminists and second wavers). 46 more words

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The ‘Big Chakra’ - reclaiming the vagina in second-wave feminism

Anne Severson, ‘Don’t get too near the big chakra’ – Spare Rib (issue no. 20, Feb. 1974) pp7-9

Lucy McCalister

In 2013 Spare Rib, a feminist magazine which ran from 1972 to 1993, was relaunched under the name… 1,075 more words

Discuss 'Sister Outsider' by Audre Lorde

When: Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 PM
Where: Roanoke Park Place Tavern, 2409 10th Ave E
Cost: FREE

To start off the new year, the Feminist Book Club will be reading the feminist classic, Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde. 15 more words