2 Parts Discussion Board
2 Parts Discussion Board
The social inequalities and injustice were common across North America and such discriminations instigated the feminists to defy subjugation and fight for equality. Social change efforts have been met with significant barriers across the years, and yet women’s movement has been successful to varying degrees since it emerged (Bromley 2012, p.132). I believe that economic system also contributed towards women’s liberation; however according to (Firestone 1970, p.22) reproduction of human species was an important economic system distinct means of production and he observed that labor was divided between man and woman for child-breeding. It is disheartening to know the troubles faced by women between 1960’s to 1970’s and one such example is depicted by (Rebick 2005, p.16), which she claims as first unified action of the women’s movement where the women’s groups Voice of Women and the Committee for the Equality of Women traveled across countries to fight against male violence against women.
I understand that women had to prove themselves to the society during 1970’s in many phases due to the denial of womanhood in all aspects of survival. According to (Maracle 1996, p.17) a woman would be considered alive if she had the mobility, muscular movement, physical prowess that provided sensuous pleasure. In my opinion women must relate to women and support each other in liberation. Women must create a new consciousness of and with each other, which is at the heart of women's liberation, and the basis for the Cultural Revolution (Radicalesbians 1970). I agree that women in general hold less power in North America, affluent, heterosexual, and well educated women are more likely to hold much power than others (Bromley 2012, p. 56) and feminists realize that this strategy can be changed if women are self-reflexive. I believe if the women who trusted the men more than women supported the liberation then the revolution would have been easier for the feminists supporting the revolution.
- Judy Rebik. 2005. Ten Thousand Roses. Toronto: Penguin Canada, Ch. 1 and 2.
- Lee Maracle. 1996. “I am woman”, In I am woman: A native perspective on sociology and feminism. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, Press Gang Publishers, pp. 14-19.
- Radicalesbians. 1970. The woman identified woman. Pittsburg, Know, Inc. Available at http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/wlm/womid/
- Shulemith Firestone. 1970. “On American Feminism”. In The dialectic of Sex. New York: William Morrow and Company Inc., 16-45.
- Victoria L. Bromley. 2012. “It’s not dead? Connecting the Dots across the Waves of Feminisms”. In Feminisms Matter: Debates, Theories, Activism, pp. 131-150.
- Victoria L. Bromley. 2012. “Making my head spin: Critical Intersectionality. In Feminisms Matter: Debates, Theories, Activism, pp. 47-63.