20. HER Story: Women's History

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20. HER Story: Women's history


Women's freedom is a sign of social freedom. 
― Rosa Luxemburg

Feminist History
“Our history is our strength.”


Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.  
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Daina Ramey Berry.  "Teaching Ar’n’t I a Woman?"  [2007]   http://www.drdainarameyberry.com/content/scholarly/5-teaching-arnt-i-a-woman/teaching-arent-i-a-woman.pdf

Marry Harrington.  "What if the feminists had won?: Eleanor Rathbone's proposal to pay women for housework and childcare was just too ahead of its time." [2020]

Selma James.  "Child benefit has been changing lives for 70 years. Let’s not forget the woman behind it. [Eleanor Rathbone]."  [2016] 

Learning for Justice. "Browder v. Gayle: The women before Rosa Parks." [2011]

Dr. Howard Markel. "In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis saved lives with three words: wash your hands." [2015]

Mary Beth Norton.  "The Constitutional status of women in 1787." [1988]

Marylynn Salmon.  "The Legal Status of Women, 1776–1830." [2019]

Melinda Sampson.  "Native American women & girls: victimization and resiliency." [2020]

Ann Towns.  "The status of women as a standard of ‘civilization.’"  [2009]

Wikipedia.  "Joan of Arc."  [n.d.]
         Andrea Dworkin.  Intercourse [2007], Chap 6. "Virginity," pp. 104-32.


The Persian woman since 1907 had become almost at a bound the most progressive, not to say radical, in the world.  That this statement upsets the ideas of centuries makes no difference.  It is a fact.
— Morgan Schuster, quoted in Janet Afary, The Iranian Constitutional Revolution 1906-1911,  Chap. 7, “Women’s Councils and the Origins of the Women’s Movement in Iran"


Elizabeth Wayland Barber.  Women's work: The first 20,000 years: Women, cloth, and society in early times. [1996]  BOOK
          (Review) https://archive.ph/wip/RYksG

Daina R. Berry, editor-in-chief, and Deleso M. Alford, sen.ed.  Enslaved women in America.  [2012] BOOK

Daina Ramey Berry and Tali Nichole Gross.  A black women's history of the United States.  [2020] BOOK
          (author interview)  J.T. Roane.  "A black women’s history of the US:
          an interview with Kali Gross and Daina Ramey Berry."

Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris.  Sexuality and slavery: Reclaiming intimate histories in the Americas.  [2018]  BOOK

Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Shulert.  Woman suffrage and politics: The inner story of the Suffrage Movement. [1926]  BOOK  

Ellen Carol DuBois. Feminism and suffrage: The emergence of an independent women's movement in America 1848 - 1869." [1999] BOOK

Friedrich Engels.  The origin of the family, private property, and the state.  Intro. Pat Brewer.  [1884, 1891 ]  ONLINE BOOK

Sheila Jeffrys. Anticlimax: A feminist perspective on the Sexual Revolution.   [2012]
“In this provocative book, Sheila Jeffreys argues that sexual freedom sometimes directly opposed actual freedom for women. Anticlimax traces sexual mores and attitudes from the 1950s to the 1990s, exploring the nature of both straight and gay relationships and offering original and compelling commentary on LolitaNaked Lunch, The Joy of Sex, the Masters/Johnson report, and other representations in the literature on sexuality.
      “At the root of sexual liberation, Sheila Jeffreys finds an increasing eroticisation of power differences within heterosexual, lesbian and gay communities. Her alternative vision of sexual relations based on equality is a major statement in the debates over sex and violence, that remain relevant in discussions over SlutWalk, sexualisation of girls and the pervasiveness of porn culture.”
   —  Spinifex Press

Brooke Kroeger.  The suffragents: How women used men to get the vote. [2018] BOOK

Kate Moore.  The radium girls: The dark story of America's shining women. [2018]  BOOK 

Melinda Sampson.  "Native American women & girls: victimization and resiliency." [2020]  BOOK

Merlin Stone.  When God was a woman. [1978]    BOOK  
          “When God was a woman: Merlin Stone.”   VIDEO  

Tiffany Wayne, ed.  Women's suffrage: The complete guide to the Nineteenth Amendment. [2020]  BOOK

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
— Rosa Parks  





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