Women’s Liberation

As mentioned in the previous blog, the women’s movement has taken a large surge of support since the 1980’s. However, this blog is going to be mainly about the liberation movement. So the women’s liberation was a “radical, multiracial feminist movement that grew directly out of the New Left, civil rights, antiwar, and related freedom movements of the 1960s.” (Evans, pg. 139) So there exist different “waves” of feminism. And the women’s liberation issues were not shed light on until the second wave. This also led to the emergence of intersectionality, as many people began to understand what an impact being a woman and a minority meant. White women were treated “better” than Hispanic or even Black women. In the 1960’s and ‘70s, intersectionality wasn’t even a term people used. Instead they coined terms such as “primary” and “secondary” oppression based on various other factors. Efforts such as Title IX were passed in order to remove sexism from society. Evans’ Women’s Liberation stresses that we forget not what an impact it has had on modern life for women not only in the United States, but also the ripple effect across the world as well.

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