March 31, 2011 |
This may come as a surprise, but Phyllis Schlafly, legendary conservative and leader (that is, victor) in the battle against the Equal Rights Amendment, is alive and well and still publishing books. At 86, she just collaborated with her 43-year-old niece Suzanne Venker on "The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can't Say. " If you've heard about this book, it might be because you read an interview with the authors on the Huffington Post with the headline "Feminists Love Divorce!"
December 25, 1989
Nikki Finke's article on the women's movement ("Time Picks on Feminism," Nov. 30) was right on target when it pointed to Time magazine's failure to define feminism. Feminism never has been the one-dimensional white, middle-class struggle the media persist in presenting. It is the fight for basic human rights for all women--more than half the world's population. It is integral to the fight against racism, anti-gay bigotry, child abuse, poverty, dismal health care and much more. This is why feminism is simultaneously trivialized and fiercely resisted.
February 16, 1986
In response to Kilpatrick's toast to the ladies: I wish feminism was as simple as Kilpatrick writes--bra-wearing or bra-burning, virginity or free sex and the old standby, lesbians in combat shoes. As a second-generation American woman, whose grandmother scrubbed toilets to feed her seven children, feminism means only one thing--economics. The dignity of earning a decent living in any work that fits my talents with no regard to whether I need a bra. Feminism also means the ownership and control over my own body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1998 |
Hats, clothing, jewelry and other articles from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s will be exhibited through May 31 in Cal State Fullerton's library. The exhibit, "Hatpins: Points of Feminism in the Age of Elegance," will feature hatpins manufactured from steel in 1832, the year a pin-making machine was invented. The campus is at 800 N. State College Blvd. COLLEGES / Campus Scene:
September 28, 2003
Anita Chabria's story on Ms. magazine ("Ms. Understood," Aug. 31) says, "There is no place a motivated woman cannot go--except maybe Augusta National. . . ." Try telling that to the women who want to become Roman Catholic priests or work in specialized combat positions in the U.S. armed forces. Do we still need feminism? You bet we do. Regina F. Lark UCLA Center for the Study of Women/ Women's Studies Programs I am a twentysomething feminist who is unafraid to use the "f-word," no matter how passe it might sound.
May 22, 2004
Re "Feminism Assumptions Upended," Opinion, May 16: Since when does feminism have anything to do with the abuse of prisoners? The fact that three out of the seven prison guards at Abu Ghraib who engaged in abuse of prisoners were women is no reflection of gender equality. Barbara Ehrenreich states that "a certain kind of feminism's" assumption is that women are morally superior to men. That is ridiculous. Morality has nothing to do with gender. Male or female, a person who engages in abuse of others obviously has severe emotional deficits that should have prevented him or her from being in the military in the first place.