Every radical movement in U.S. history has paid lip service to “Women’s Rights” while continuing to operate out of the same old male supremacist bag. This goes for the founding fathers, the abolitionists and the 20th Century left.
But something new is happening now. A Women’s Liberation Movement is developing as part of the proliferation of the new left, and unlike previous efforts which either settled for limited gains or sacrificed themselves to “more important” struggles, this movement will not be denied.
If interested get a copy of “Notes from the First Year,” published by the New York Radical Women, 799 Broadway, New York, New York, 10003—50 cents to women, $1.00 to men.
Current issue has articles on the history of the women’s rights movement, “When Women Rap About Sex,” “Women in the Radical Movement,” “A Funeral Oration for the Burial of Traditional Womanhood,” “The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm,” plus a letter to Ramparts, discussion of abortion, and the Jeanette Rankin Brigade.
Another publication, “Voice of the Women’s Liberation Movement,” comes out of Chicago. This is more modest in size but has equally fascinating material on such topics as Cuban women, women and racism, a film review of “Salt of the Earth” pointing out the central theme of women’s rights, and a page of satire consisting of letters written by men—”emancipated” and otherwise, concerning their “chicks,” their love life, and their politics.
Subscription is $3.00 a year irrespective of sex. Write: VWLM, c/o Hilda Ignatin, 1545 Claremont, Chicago, Ill. 60622.