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Freedom for WomenForging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970$
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Carol Giardina

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034560

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001

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Making the Women's Liberation Movement

Making the Women's Liberation Movement

(p.173) 9 Making the Women's Liberation Movement
Freedom for Women

Carol Giardina

University Press of Florida

The chapter traces the journey of the formation of the Women's Liberation Movement. When the movement was initiated many questions arose such as whether men should be included in the revolt or whether they should be categorized as women's oppressors. “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Consciousness-Raising” were some of the major ideas influencing the movement. The debate over the need for a political program for the movement gave rise to the program for feminist consciousness-raising. Consciousness-raising and black women's liberation are closely knitted together. The ideas of “Sisterhood is Powerful” and “Consciousness-Raising” found many favorable social conditions for stirring and organizing a Women's Liberation Movement.

Keywords:   Women's Liberation Movement, women's oppressors, Sisterhood is Powerful, Consciousness-Raising, feminist consciousness-raising, black women's liberation

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