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message 1: by Marcie (new)

Marcie | 28 comments Mod
For the one year anniversary of the Women in History group, I thought we should take a look at the single most important historical event for women, Women’s liberation. Women’s Liberation is actually just a title for a series of campaigns covering many issues of importance to women, such as gender equality, sexual issues, and voting rights. Although the Women’s Movement spans centuries, the term is generally associated with the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Feminist thought is believed to have began in the 15th century, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century early 20th that real gains occurred. It is this period, the time normally considered the first wave of feminism; we are going to look at this month. The books this month cover a wide range of subjects to give you a glimpse at how diverse the Women’s Movement really was.

I hope that this theme will prompt a lot of discussion, because it is a topic we should discuss. I also hope that everyone will enjoy this look at Women’s Liberation. And as always, feel free to suggest in our discussion any book you consider an important addition.

message 2: by Zeb (new)

Zeb (zebzaman) | 2 comments Hi people. I just joined here, your group sounds interesting. I would like to add a book I have read, but, typically for me, forgot both the title and the author! (To prevent such forgetfulness this site can be a good help for me) Maybe it rings a bell with someone: the Amerikan woman author describes in a frank and honest way how she and others in her cohort were affected by the so called sexual revolution of the 70ties when she was a teen. I found much of my own thought and experience reflected there. I will remember as soon as i see the book .. any suggestions what I am talking about?
Sorry if I sound like an idiot!

message 3: by Zeb (last edited Dec 08, 2011 02:54PM) (new)

Zeb (zebzaman) | 2 comments I found the book after much searching in best feminist books (by clicking on links etc), where it was not yet on the list: "Promiscuities", By Naomi Wolf.
And to this month's topic: I live in a country that gave women the right to vote almost before any other, in ähh ... 19..äh .. I need to ask Wikipedia. But in the election last weekend one third of eligable voters chose to not vote :( damm it. Now i suppose we deserve the government we got. I am talking about New Zealand.

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