WOMEN'S LIBERATION ORGANIZING . . .
BY: 1960's radical feminists
OF: The extraordinary rebirth years of the
Women's Liberation Movement.
FOR: Summing up experience and advancing the movement further.
An Abridged Edition with Additional Writings (Random House, (C)1978)
A history and analysis of key issues in the rebirth years of the Women's Liberation Movement embodying the principle of radical history--that of seeing our own personal and political experience as history and drawing lessons from it and other movements for future actions. Editors: Kathie Sarachild, Carol Hanisch, Faye Levine, Barbara Leon, Colette Price. Censored Section free with your book order.
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Quotes from Feminist Revolution:
"Shulamith Firestone, in the women's liberation movement's first theoretical journal Notes . . . wrote about the process of the feminists in general and the radicals in particular being written out of the history of the last century . . . Already the radical women who initiated the [present] movement's theory, organizing ideas, and slogans have been buried from public consciousness and the liberals have taken over, claiming credit for the radicals' achievements. If this goes on much longer feminism will go under once again and we will lose almost all of what we have gained in the last years--both the radical consciousness and many of the practical reforms. It won't be long now until the liberals will be gone, too."
--Kathie Sarachild, "The Power of History," Feminist Revolution
"Though their reasons varied. . . radical women clearly differentiated their idea of separatism from the old concept and practice of sexually segregated groups. The separatism they espoused was to be only a means for ending the age-old problem of sexual segregation and the inequality it spawned. . . . The purpose was always integration with equality. . . The separatist independent women's liberation movement actually began to fight in many concrete ways to implement this kind of radical feminist integration. The fight for the right to abortions, after all, was a fight for sexual relations with men-but on an equal basis. The fight to get men to share the housework was another essentially integrationist fight from a growing power base of the women's liberation movement, as was the fight for child care centers."
--Barbara Leon, "Separate To Integrate," in Feminist Revolution
Dedication of Feminist Revolution:
--to Simone de Beauvoir, the French woman who exposed male supremacy for this era,and gave us our feminism. . .
--and to the women and men of the black liberation movement of the U.S.A.who taught us directly the power and beauty of the masses of people,and so taught us the truth about women. .
--to all the oppressed of this earth whose dynamism and strength is stolen for exploitation by others and who fly when they break their chains.
Comments on the original publication of Feminist Revolution:
"Feminist Revolution must be taken seriously by everyone who is concerned with what happened and is going to happen in the women's movement. I don't agree with all of it but the brilliance and honesty of its basic insights break through the rhetorical cliches and illuminate my own experience. It gave me new hope."--Betty Friedan, New York
"This renews and strengthens. It is necessary, urgently important source thinking (cutting thru the partial, the paralyzing). Old and new clarities (understandings of the past, present), directions in which we can move, emerge."--Tillie Olsen, San Francisco
"Never before has a feminist theoretical work moved me to such conflict between excited agreement and howls of rage."--Carol Anne Douglas, Off Our Backs, Washington, D.C.
". . . Feminist Revolution, like its foremothers, Notes, is dynamite. One forgets the time of day, the weather, and even the season while immersed."
--Dorothy Curzon, The Emergency Librarian, Canada
"Dedicated to Simone de Beauvoir, to rigorous analysis of aims and methods, and to the viability of a real feminist social revolution . . . it conveys a clear and powerful message for continued struggle."--The Spokeswoman, Chicago