What Happened to the Women's Movement? An Exchange

Authors

  • Joan Acker

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-053-05-2001-09_6

Keywords:

Sex, Inequality

Abstract

Barbara Epstein's answer to "What Happened to the Women's Movement?" (Monthly Review, May 2001) explains much of the decline of the intense, exciting, radical and socialist feminist organizing of the 1960s and 1970s, with its visions of societal transformation and women's emancipation. However, I think that she underemphasizes, or even ignores, some important parts of a comprehensive answer. These have to do with the daunting reality facing revolutionary visions, the strength of opposition to women's equality with men, and changes in economic and political relations that now seem to require new visions and ways of organizing.

Published

2001-10-06

Issue

Section

Correspondence

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