Weatherwomen : Militant Feminists Of The Weather Underground

Weatherwomen : Militant Feminists Of The Weather Underground

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"Assertive, tough, and idealistic, the Weatherwomen-members of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) from the late 1960s-were determined to stamp out sexism and social injustice. They asserted that militancy was necessary in the pursuit of a socialist revolution that would produce gender, racial, and class equality. This book excavates their long buried history and reclaims the voices of the Weatherwomen. The Weatherwomen's militant feminism had many facets. It criticized the role of women in the home, was concerned with the subordination of women to men, attacked the gender pay gap, and supported female bodily integrity. The Weatherwomen also refined their own feminist ideology into an intersectional one that would incorporate multiple identity perspectives beyond the white, American, middle-class perspective. In shaping a feminist vision for the WUO, the Weatherwomen dealt with sexism within their own organization and were dismissed by some feminist groups of the time as inauthentic. This work strives to recognize the WUO's militant feminist efforts, and the agency, autonomy, and empowerment of its female members, by concentrating on their actions and writings--

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This book offers a broader understanding of militant feminism and its place in the women’s liberation movement, the leftist social movements of the 1960s, and social activism in 20th-century US history. The book chronicles the women of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), a radical activist group of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The book traces the lives and militant feminism of the women of the WUO, who called themselves Weatherwomen, drawing on their pamphlets and publications, position papers, newspaper articles, memoirs by former WUO members, and FBI files. The author argues that even though the Weatherwomen were active during the period known as the second wave of feminism, they embraced ideals of the third wave of feminism with their intersectional perspective and their goals of gender, racial, and class equality. Annotation ©2020 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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& Taylor

Assertive, tough, and idealistic, the Weatherwomen--members of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) from the late 1960s--were determined to stamp out sexism and social injustice. They asserted that militancy was necessary in the pursuit of a socialist revolution that would produce gender, racial, and class equality. This book excavates their long buried history and reclaims the voices of the Weatherwomen. The Weatherwomen's militant feminism had many facets. It criticized the role of women in the home, was concerned with the subordination of women to men, attacked the gender pay gap, and supported female bodily integrity. The Weatherwomen also refined their own feminist ideology into an intersectional one that would incorporate multiple identity perspectives beyond the white, American, middle-class perspective. In shaping a feminist vision for the WUO, the Weatherwomen dealt with sexism within their own organization and were dismissed by some feminist groups of the time as inauthentic. This work strives to recognize the WUO's militant feminist efforts, and the agency, autonomy, and empowerment of its female members, by concentrating on their actions and writings.

Publisher: McFarland Publishing 2020-02-19
ISBN: 9781476676654

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