Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Sociology; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Human Rights

Project Advisor 1

Peter Rosenblum

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project is survey of the history of second wave feminism, specifically the years 1965 to 70 of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM), with the intention of better understanding the conflicts and the divisions that racked the movement throughout this time period. Through my research I began to identify tactical fissures in the movement such as that of the WLM women from the New Left which directly generated the WLM. I also, primarily through my reading of primary source material, identified WLM ideologies, e.g. sisterhood, a leaderless movement, and personal is political, that were extremely hard to live by and difficult to organize a movement around, and which I believe helped to facilitate personal conflict among already divided movement women. I further explore these divisions, the consequences of these divisions, and these ideologies and their impact on the WLM groups in this project.

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