Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some History

Happy 90th anniversary of women's suffrage!

Aside from this, it's important to know a little about the long road of the feminist movement. Not all is bra burning and voting, you know. For anyone who wants to learn more, I recommend Seal Press books, which is a publishing company for female authors about topics pertaining to women's lives. (Some good and short reads: Women of Color and Feminism, Feminism and Pop Culture, Men and Feminism, A History of U.S. Feminisms, Full Frontal Feminism, We Don't Need Another Wave, and Colonize This!)

There's a great post on the Bitch Magazine blog about the not-so-pretty side of the feminist history. Sure, it sucks that abelism, racism, and homophobia have all affected the women's movement through time, but it is important to learn about the sucky stuff so that we know how to best move forward. Duh.

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