In "Before" stories, ordinary women remember how it was before the Second Wave Feminist Revolution.
"Homefront" stories recall the conflicts surrounding housework and childcare when the Second Wave hit home.
The first women to enter traditionally male fields--and the teachers, nurses & secretaries who demanded more--tell their stories.
The Pill changed everything, and opened a Pandora's Box. These stories recall how the sexual revolution impacted our lives.
It wasn't that long ago that American girls and women were second-class citizens.Not that different from Third-World women today. In the late 1960s and 1970s, American women fought for, and achieved, profound social change. The generation of women who were at the forefront of the Second Wave of the Feminist Revolution--born in the 1940s & 1950s--are grandmothers now. It's time to tell the stories! Sister Stories is a place for ordinary women to share stories of how the Second Wave impacted their lives. Share for yourself. Share for your kids & grandkids. Share for future generations! Why ordinary women? Because Feminism and Feminist History has become a dry academic topic for students today--boys and girls alike. The memoirs that have been written primarily chronicle the Women's Movement from the point of view of movement leaders, or special populations. We need to document how the Movement affected mainstream Americans. We need to make history come alive! We need to claim our stories, and perhaps in the process, rekindle Sisterhood Power. We changed the world once--who says it can't happen again?
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”
― Gloria Steinem
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