VFA Recommended Books

Dear Sisters

Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon

Women's liberatiohttp://vfa.us/baxandall.jpgn was the largest social move- ment in the history of the United States, and evidence of its monumental influence is everywhere-in the schools, on the playing fields, in the media, the law andthe workplace. Dear Sistersdocuments, celebrates and assesses the groundbreaking ideas and activities of women's liberation as the movement took off with such breadth and force in the late 1960s and 1970s. 

Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon, distinguished scholars and former participants in women's liberation, have assembled a unique collection of posters and poems, songs and cartoons, manifestoes and leafiets. The documents range widely, from a poster attacking the tyranny of high heels to an analysis of labor-market inequities. Here are the dramatic high points of women's liberation-the birth of consciousness raising, the demonstration at the Miss America Contest in 1969, the first Chicana women's caucus, the speak-outs on abortion, the movement against sexual harassment, the campaign for child care, the birth of black feminism-high points that together chronicle the tremendous social progress women brought about in such areas as health, reproduction, work and family.

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Contact Rosalyn Baxandall: ROSYBAX@aol.com

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