Making the Women's Liberation Movement

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:
Making the Women's Liberation Movement

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The chapter traces the journey of the formation of the Women's Liberation Movement. When the movement was initiated many questions arose such as whether men should be included in the revolt or whether they should be categorized as women's oppressors. “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Consciousness-Raising” were some of the major ideas influencing the movement. The debate over the need for a political program for the movement gave rise to the program for feminist consciousness-raising. Consciousness-raising and black women's liberation are closely knitted together. The ideas of “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Consciousness-Raising” found many favorable social conditions for stirring and organizing a Women's Liberation Movement.

Keywords: Women's Liberation Movement; women's oppressors; Sisterhood is Powerful; Consciousness-Raising; feminist consciousness-raising; black women's liberation

Chapter.  7576 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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