Date of Submission
Academic Programs and Concentrations
Sociology; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Human Rights
Project Advisor 1
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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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
DeFlora, Devin Rose, "Divisions and Conflict in the Women’s Liberation Movement From 1965 to 1970" (2018). Senior Projects Spring 2018. 301.