- 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 (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.Read more ›
Invaluable snapshot of American culture circa 1970.
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It's perfecto for me. It's the referente that's i'm looking forPublished 1 month ago by pilar vicente de foronda
Necessary reading for anyone interested in the second wave of feminismPublished 4 months ago by Drucilla Cornell