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The Movement Is Established 1970

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/9780813034560.003.0012
The Movement Is Established 1970

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This concluding chapter joyfully traces the establishment of the Women's Liberation Movement in the year 1970. Black women collaborated with white women to give rise to the movement and even succeeded in doing so. The chapter describes the Women's Liberation movement as it turned to become a mass radical movement. Thanks to the efforts of women activists the Women's Liberation Movement became the liveliest conversational topic throughout the nation. Even the media was forced to turn in the favor of Women's Liberation and feminist literature flooded the markets. The Women's Liberation Movement gave rise to the view that women were a class in themselves and should not be just viewed as mere victims of capitalism, racism, and male chauvinism.

Keywords: Women's Liberation Movement; 1970s; Black women; white women; media; feminist literature; capitalism; racism; male chauvinism

Chapter.  8063 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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