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Sisterhood Is Powerful Paperback – September 12, 1970

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ISBN-13: 978-0394705392 ISBN-10: 0394705394

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Here is the first comprehensive collection of writings from the Women's Liberation Movement, including articles, poems, photographs, and manifestos. This anthology captures the range of problems being considered by the new feminists, and the variety of approaches to analysis and action. Over fifty contributors, all women, write about how the "51% minority group" is used and abused by the major institutions of our society-marriage, the family, church, courts, the media, welfare, the schools, the professions, business, and industry. A section on the psychological and sexual repression of women attacks the freudian view of the female, and discusses the problems of the aging woman, abortion and birth control, prostitu-tion, the persecution of lesbians. Black women, a Mexican woman, high school women, ex-New Leftists, housewives, and seasoned feminists speak from their experience in tones that range from de-tachment to outrage. //// ARE MEN REALLY THE ENEMY? A Questionnaire by Jayne West, from No More Fun and Games True or False _Woman's work is never done. _You can't tell a book by its cover. _Housework can be fun. __A female dog is referred to as a bitch. _One of the more degrading terms that can be applied to a man is "son of a bitch." Multiple Choice 1. Most rapes are committed by: (a) women; (b) children; (c) men (perverts); (d) I am unable to distinguish rape from ordinary sexual relations. 2. Which do you prefer being called: (a) lady; (b) woman; (c) female; (d) girl; (e) none of the above. 3. If I could do away with anything I wanted, the first thing I would do away with is: (a) the family; (b) the state; (c) private property; (d) menstrual periods; (e) all of the above. Essay Discuss the variations in tone possible when asking a male druggist: "Have you Tampax Super?"

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books (September 12, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394705394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394705392
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robin Orlowski on August 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
When first published in 1970, this book was a manifesto for a generation of women. Although it has not been updated since, it demonstrates how far we've come and what is the next step for women. Uneven style and tone of writing give this unquestionable realness not often found in more contemporary feminist anthologies.
To read this book is to spiral back in time to a place where information on borth control was hard to obtain, abortion was a back alley reality, equal pay for equal work was never enforced, sexual harassment (which is not mentioned) rape and assault were life's little dirty secrets, and title IX was not yet reality.
If the text often seems frenzied and uncompromising, remember what all they were up against. Sexism had been so entrenched, both laws and culture needed to be chaged. Socialization plays a big part in sexism.
Lest such derogatory attitudes be assigned to the domininant society, a couple of groups in the counterculture are also faulted as well. These unenlightened attitudes in SDS and SNCC often formed the impetus for the women's liberation movement, although there was some genuine equality between the sexes within various chapters.
Unfortunately, this was the exception to the rule. Groups that understood the evils of violence and subordination made light of rape and assault when directed at women.The advent of the pill meant women who did not want to sleep with their comrades had severe hangups.
The women's liberation movement was instrumental (to a greater extent than early mainstream groups) in identifying and naming sexual self determination and violence against women.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Durlak on June 11, 2007
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I was lucky enough to read this book when it came out; it was assigned reading for an "Intro to Feminism" class. It's hard now to remember how different the workplace/culture/homelife/sexual mores in the U.S. were when this book was written. At the time, I lent it to a couple of friends; one returned it saying, "Don't give this book to a woman who's having trouble with her marriage." The ideas, and the possibilities, were too disturbing.

Invaluable snapshot of American culture circa 1970.
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I was so happy to come across this book. It was written the year I was born. So it's 45 years old. But, some classics are just as relevant now as the day they were written. "Sisterhood is Powerful" will always be a timely message. I can't wait to dive into this treasured piece of literature! :-)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Lavigne on March 8, 2014
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Consistent with Radical Feminism that I need to know about. Other's need to know more, too, so one book out of many.
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