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Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 South Africa’s monumental leader in the struggle against apartheid, Nelson Mandela, died Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at age 95. Not only did he fight against the oppression of black Africans, but he supported the rights of women. Under his one-term presidency, South Africa signed and ratified the CEDAW treaty—something the U.S. has yet to do.
Paula Caplan's essay on An American Bride in Kabul
I have two friends, one a Republican and one a Democrat, to whom I gave pioneer feminist and passionate writer Phyllis Chesler's newest book, An American Bride in Kabul. Both read it. Independently of each other, they said to me, "Every American should read this book!" I have two other friends, one a feminist and one not. Each of them read the book and said, "Every American should read this book!"
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It isn’t often that one sees the likes of Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, Gayle King, Sally Field, and many more remarkable women massed together in a church turned banquet hall on Park Avenue—all talking a mile a minute. They were there to celebrate the Women’s Media Center’s (W.M.C.) 2013 Media Awards, hosted by
I was born Muriel Nikki Brink in Detroit, Michigan, on March 7, 1928. My dad, Stanley Elbert Brink, was a well known professional basketball player. My mother worked outside the home, so a housekeeper took care of me. When I was two, I got typhoid fever and the housekeeper, deciding I was contagious, put me in a basket and shut me in a closet. I cried and cried, and she ignored me. I never forgot this.
University of Illinois Press has less than 100 copies of Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 in stock and there is no reprint scheduled.
If you have been putting off a purchase, wait no longer. The Press offers the book now at $86 ($82 plus postage). If you want to buy it through VFA, however, we can get you copies for as little as $66 (that includes postage). So don’t wait. Buy it now for yourself or for family or friends for the holidays.
This is the only resource of its kind and will not be available much longer. It is a beautiful book, packed with over 2,200 biographies and pictures of our actions.
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