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Next Steps to Women's Liberation

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034560
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0006
Next Steps to Women's Liberation

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This chapter scrutinizes important steps taken by women's liberation in detail. The chapter first discusses the origins of the anonymous SNCC position paper on women. The position paper presented a critique of sexism and recommended that women should confront it collectively. The paper also compared the treatment of women with the racist treatment of blacks by whites. In the year 1965, the U.S. government published a report by Daniel Patrick Moynihan which was commonly known as the Moynihan report. The report striked the most powerful antiwoman and antifeminist blows of the decade. The chapter backlashes the Moynihan report. The chapter tells of how African American women fought the influence of the Moynihan report.

Keywords: women's liberation; SNCC position paper; sexism; U. S. government; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Moynihan report; antifeminist; African American women

Chapter.  6027 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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