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The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation
The Feminist Memoir Project Voices from Women's Liberation Author:Ann Snitow, Rachel Duplessis The women of The Feminist Memoir Project give voice to the spirit, the drive, and the claims of the Women's Liberation Movement they helped shape, beginning in the late l960s. These 32 writers were among the thousands to jump-start feminism in our time. Here, in pieces that are passionate, personal, critical, and witty, they describe what... more » it felt like to make history, to live through and contribute to the massive social movement that transformed the nation.
What made these particular women rebel? And what experiences, ideas, feelings, and beliefs shaped their rebellion? How did they maintain the will and energy to keep such an unwomanly struggle going for so long, and continuing still?
Memoirs and responses by Kate Millett, Vivian Gornick, Michele Wallace, Alix Kates Shulman, Joan Nestle, Jo Freeman, Yvonne Rainer, Barbara Smith, Ellen Willis, and many more embody the excitement that fueled the movement and the conflicts that threatened it from within. These stories tell how the world we live in changed.
With The Feminist Memoir Project, these activists contribute to yet another movement project, the political work of memory.« less