Essay about The Women's Liberation Movement

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Free twenty-four-hour community run day care; abortions on demand; wages for housework were the radical demands of the early women's liberation movement. The book Dear sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement contains a collection of broadsides, cartoons, manifestos, songs and other writings from the early years of the women's movement (1967-1977) which is beaming with energy and the intense spirit of the movement that drastically altered American society.
The editors Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon have done an incredible job establishing the roots
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The women's liberation movement, which Dear Sisters discusses, described all that.
In the public opinion, thanks to the help of the media, the participants of the movement have been seen as ¡°man-hating dykes; spoiled, self centered self-pitying women; bra burners¡± or the ever popular "privileged, middle-class white women who had neither knowledge about nor concern for working class women or women of color" to the extent that most women today would not define themselves as feminists while most believe in the same goals as self declared feminists (Baxandall Gordon 2) The major goal which the editors set out to do was to disprove the popular beliefs which were implemented to demonize, depoliticize, and destroy the reputation of second-wave feminists.
An extensive introduction supplies an account of the women's liberation movement, rooting its origins, how it expanded, and what it set out to accomplish. The rest of the book is organized into three parts, which then are further broken down into smaller groups. After the introduction the section named "Origins" exists, which contains various feminist manifestos from the beginnings of the movement. This section clarifies the interactions among feminists and the New Left, and

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