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Sisterhood Is Powerful

4.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0394705392
ISBN-10: 0394705394
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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 (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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This 1970 anthology of writings is perhaps the best single collection of writings from the early days of the “Second Wave” women’s movement. Editor Robin Morgan stated in her Introduction, “This book… was conceived, written, edited, copy-edited, proofread, designed, and illustrated by women… During the year that it took to collectively create this anthology, we women involved had to face specific and very concrete examples of our oppression, with regard to the book itself… Because of the growing consciousness of women’s liberation, and, in some cases, because of articles that women wrote for the book, there were not a few ‘reprisals’: five personal relationships were severed, two couples were divorced and one separated, one woman was forced to withdraw her article by the man she lived with; another’s husband kept rewriting the piece until it was unrecognizable as her own… the deadline kept being pushed further ahead, because the authors had so many other pressures on them---from housework to child care to jobs… We were also delayed by … three pregnancies, one miscarriage, and one birth---plus one abortion and one hysterectomy. Speaking from my own experience… during the past year I twice survived the almost-dissolution of my marriage, was fired from my job (for trying to organize a union and for being in women’s liberation), gave birth to a child, worked on a women’s newspaper, marched and picketed, breast-fed the baby, was arrested on a militant women’s liberation action, spent time in jail, stopped wearing makeup and shaving my legs, started learning Karate, and changed my politics completely. That is, I became, somewhere along the way, a feminist’ committed to a Women’s Revolution.Read more ›
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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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I read this book when I was in college in my twenties. I think that it was part of the Women's Studies course I took. I was amazed, shocked, and SO disillusioned. The things that humans (our fathers, grandfathers, greatgrandfathers, etc.) wrote re women over recorded history were shameful and disrespectful-- to my mind even scandalous and disgusting. The lack of basic compassion was unnerving. We hadn't come a long way, baby.
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engrossing! Gave a copy to a young feminist. she was excited to know about the 20th century movement
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