Feminism and the Women's Movement
Feminist Articles for Consideration
This article examines feminism and some of the major waves of feminism throughout history.
This article discusses why feminism has both been significant and necessary for the fight for gender equality.
From Feminism: A Beginner's Guide, this chapter focuses upon first wave feminism which strove to attain social, legal, and economic rights for women.
From Feminism: A Beginner's Guide, this chapter focuses upon second wave feminism which sought to expand the female sphere of influence.
From Feminism: A Beginner's Guide, this chapter focuses upon feminism's third wave which examines language, thought, and cultural production.
This article examines a half-century of psychological research on women and how these studies have informed and shaped our understanding of women and women's issues.
This article examines issues of choice, sexuality, and patriarchy through a feminist lens and provides an illustrative application of this framework for examining issues.
Awakening: The Modern Women's Rights Movement
Years after the womens movement burst open doors of opportunity that had long been barred, a new generation of women seems to be questioning the meaning and the value of the battles fought by their mothers and grandmothers. Has feminism somehow gone out of style? In this program, Patricia Ireland, of NOW; Phyllis Schlafly, of the Eagle Forum; Ellen Goodman, of The Boston Globe; Dr. bell hooks, of CUNYs English department; Dr. Tessie Liu, of Northwestern Universitys history and gender identity departments; and Dr. Martha Wharton, of The Ohio State Universitys departments of African-American studies and womens studies, appraise the womens movement as it currently exists and discuss its relevance in todays cultural climate. (29 minutes)
Together, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for the rights of women in Americaindeed, women everywhereand their determination and achievements still ripple through American society. This stirring documentary by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes recounts the challenges and triumphs of two pioneers who gave birth to the womens movement. Distributed by PBS Distribution. 2-part series, 9094 minutes each.
This A&E Special travels back to 1969 to explore Americas sexual revolutiona psychedelic time that gave birth to the concept of free love, saw the invention of the pill, and embraced a whole new perspective on human sexuality. From the Playboy Penthouse in Los Angeles, to San Franciscos hippie crash pads, to New Yorks gay baths, Sex in 69 plots out the seismic cultural shifts that changed buttoned-up American culture so dramatically, molding an entire generation in the process. Distributed by A&E Television Networks. (120 minutes)
Hosted by Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno and Dee Wallace Stone, Women First & Foremost offers shining examples of how generations of women have achieved their deserved place at the forefront of history.
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.
Despite the progress of the international womens movement in exposing and correcting human rights abuses against females, in many countries women are still fighting to attain the most basic of civil liberties. This program contextualizes that struggle by comparing womens rights in the U.S. with the status of women in China, Afghanistan, and Kenya. Hopeful signs such as rising levels of education for girls, female representation in government, and business opportunities for women are contrasted with the continuing practice of age-old antithetical abuses that have yet to be eliminatednonconsensual marriage and severe domestic violence, to name twoand the demoralizing effect of seeing hard-won rights overturned. Some content may be objectionable. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series Global Issues. (26 minutes)
Is the hijabthe veil associated with Muslim womena symbol of oppression, an emblem of cultural identity, a combination of these two elements, or something else altogether? Set against a backdrop of Madison Avenue ads and Hollywood movies that alternately romanticize and demonize the Middle Eastern woman, this program presents the history of Arab womanhood, from the days of the early colonial missions to the post-Gulf War era. Informed and articulate Arab women living in North America passionately elucidate the ideologies behind the veil, as they tear away the labels imposed by both East and West. (44 minutes)
Books and eBooks
Feminism: A Beginner's Guide
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