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Radical Feminism : A Documentary Reader - Barbara A. Crow

Radical Feminism

A Documentary Reader

By: Barbara A. Crow (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780814715543
Number Of Pages: 592

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The second wave of feminism was one of the most significant political and cultural developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Yet the role radical feminism played within the women's movement remains hotly contested. For some, radical feminism has made a lasting contribution to our understanding of male privilege, and the ways the power imbalance between men and women affects the everyday fabric of women's lives. For others, radical feminism represents a reflexive hostility toward men, sex, and heterosexuality, and thus is best ignored or forgotten.

Rather than have the movement be interpreted by others, Radical Feminism permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by U.S. radical feminists in the 1960s and 1970s, Radical Feminism combines both unpublished and previously published manifestos, position papers, minutes of meetings, and newsletters essential to an understanding of radical feminism. Consisting of documents unavailable to the general public, and others in danger of being lost altogether, this panoramic collection is organized around the key issues of sex and sexuality, race, children, lesbianism, separatism, and class. Barbara A. Crow rescues the groundbreaking original work of such groups as The Furies, Redstockings, Cell 16, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Contributors include Kate Millet, Susan Brownmiller, Shulamith Firestone, Rosalyn Baxandall, Toni Morrison, Ellen Willis, Anne Koett, and Vivan Gornick.

Gathered for the first time in one volume, these primary sources of radical feminism fill a major gap in the literature on feminism and feminist thought. Radical Feminism is an indispensable resource for future generations of feminists, scholars, and activists.

"This valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism."
"--Resources for Feminist Research, Winter/Spring 2001, Vol. 28, No. 3/4"

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"This valuable anthology may well change the way many of us view radical feminism."

-Resources for Feminist Research, Winter/Spring 2001, Vol. 28, No. 3/4

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Radical Feminismp. 1
Political Statements and Processes: An Introductionp. 11
Why Women Are Oppressedp. 15
Toward a Female Liberation Movementp. 17
Toward a Radical Movementp. 57
Women and the Radical Movementp. 64
What Is Liberation?p. 67
Why Women's Liberation?p. 71
Radical Feminismp. 82
The Dialectic of Sexp. 90
The Relationship of Black Women to the Women's Liberation Movementp. 98
The Personal Is Politicalp. 113
The Enemy Withinp. 117
Theory of Sexual Politicsp. 122
Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Femalep. 154
Beyond Male Power ...p. 163
The New Misandryp. 167
Male Supremacyp. 171
Psychology Constructs the Female: or The Fantasy Life of the Male Psychologist (with Some Attention to the Fantasies of His Friends, the Male Biologist and the Male Anthropologist)p. 183
Manifestosp. 199
SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifestop. 201
Redstockings Manifestop. 223
The Bitch Manifestop. 226
The Woman-Identified-Womanp. 233
The Fourth World Manifestop. 238
The Comingest Womanifesto (followed by Resolution of Lesbians International)p. 265
Radical Women Manifesto, Seattlep. 269
Methods: Consciousness-Raisingp. 271
A Program for Feminist Consciousness-Raisingp. 273
The Small Group Processp. 277
Consciousness-Raisingp. 282
Consciousnessp. 287
Sites of Contestation: An Introductionp. 301
Lesbianismp. 303
Lesbianism and the Women's Liberation Movementp. 305
Is Women's Liberation a Lesbian Plot?p. 310
The Black Lesbianp. 325
Black and Blacklesbianp. 327
The Soul Selects: A New Separate Wayp. 328
Lesbians in Revoltp. 332
Selections from Lesbian Nationp. 337
Radical Feminism? Dyke Separatism?p. 358
Women Divided?p. 365
Have You Ever Asked a Black Lesbian to Dance?p. 367
The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasmp. 371
A Critique of the Miss America Protestp. 378
The Pill: Genocide or Liberationp. 382
On the Temptation to Be a Beautiful Objectp. 388
A Marriage Agreementp. 391
Roxanne Dunbar: How a Female Heterosexual Serves the Interests of Male Supremacyp. 395
Childrenp. 401
Cooperative Nurseriesp. 403
Action Committee for Decent Childcare: Organizing for Powerp. 408
The Liberation of Childrenp. 412
Day Carep. 418
Racep. 421
Introduction to The Black Woman: An Anthologyp. 423
Women's Liberation and the Black Panther Partyp. 427
Racism: The Sexism of the Family of Manp. 430
Selections from Black Lesbian in White Americap. 443
An Argument for Black Women's Liberation as a Revolutionary Forcep. 450
What the Black Woman Thinks about Women's Libp. 453
Women in the Strugglep. 460
Notes Prompted by the National Black Feminist Organizationp. 466
On Women as a Colonized Peoplep. 471
International Feminisn: A Call for Support of the Three Mariasp. 473
Classp. 479
On Class Structure within the Women's Movementp. 481
Female Liberation as the Basis for Social Revolutionp. 486
Woman and Her Mind: The Story of Daily Lifep. 494
Class Beginningsp. 499
Women: Caste, Class, or Oppressed Sex?p. 502
Women and the Leftp. 513
Domesticsp. 516
To My White Working-Class Sistersp. 521
The Politics of Houseworkp. 525
Housework: Slavery or Labor of Lovep. 530
Radical Feminist Journals, 1967-1974p. 535
List of Archives for Further Researchp. 538
Bibliographyp. 541
Permissionsp. 561
Indexp. 567
About the Editorp. 575
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ISBN: 9780814715543
ISBN-10: 0814715540
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.01 x 18.44  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.24