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By Rosalie Osias | April 5, 1998
TWO DECADES have passed since Bella Abzug emerged as a fiery champion of women's rights. Now, it's time for a new feminist movement - one that tells women how to set goals and how to achieve them within the reality of a male-dominated world.As the president of a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to recognizing the realities of the workplace, it is my hope that the next century allows women to use weapons still effective in the age-old battle between the sexes. The symbol for our new revolution?
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By Luke Broadwater | June 23, 2011
Maybe you've heard of the group Conscious Men, a new movement asking men to sign a document that "acknowledges many thousands of years of dominance of masculine power, and offers an apology for the suppression of women, in the spirit of a fresh start"? The group feels that "balance and equal respect for both energies will allow for a new wave of evolution on our planet. " They released a YouTube video called "Dear Woman" that has more than 650,000 views. Yesterday, the group picked up two high-profile actors to join its cause.
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By SUSAN REIMER | February 7, 2006
Those of us who came of age with the feminist movement wanted to be a Gloria Steinem kind of feminist. Not a Betty Friedan kind of feminist. We were not the restless suburban housewives for whom the frumpy, doughy Friedan spoke. We were not the woman who suffered "a nameless, aching dissatisfaction" with her life of chores and children. Instead, we were young careerists like the sleek and husky-voiced Steinem, who had the physical qualifications to make her journalistic mark in a bunny costume.
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By SUSAN REIMER | February 7, 2006
Those of us who came of age with the feminist movement wanted to be a Gloria Steinem kind of feminist. Not a Betty Friedan kind of feminist. We were not the restless suburban housewives for whom the frumpy, doughy Friedan spoke. We were not the woman who suffered "a nameless, aching dissatisfaction" with her life of chores and children. Instead, we were young careerists like the sleek and husky-voiced Steinem, who had the physical qualifications to make her journalistic mark in a bunny costume.
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By JOAN BECK | January 23, 1994
Chicago. -- The older gender order is dead, killed by the Anita Hill hearings and the 1992 elections. Most women don't fully understand that a ''genderquake'' has occurred. The time has ++ come to shuck ''victim feminism'' and its sexist whining and embrace ''power feminism,'' so women may reach out and claim their fair share.So argues Naomi Wolf, attempting in her much-discussed new book, ''Fire with Fire,'' to make that f-word more socially and politically acceptable and to prod women who are closet feminists into open support of a movement that years ago lost what mainstream direction it had.Why are women who generally believe in such goals as equal pay and equal opportunity so loath to call themselves feminists and so hesitant to grab the victories feminists have already won?
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By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | July 27, 1997
With the certain knowledge that facts can prove me neither right nor wrong, I will argue that no serial publication in history more broadly and deeply changed human lives for the better than a magazine called Ms.Few truly righteous campaigns ever achieve ultimate victory, and the modern feminist movement is no exception. But magnificent, historic accomplishments have been wrought in the last three decades, moving women toward full citizenship in the United States.Not long ago at a party in New York, I heard a young woman say "Well, of course, the law has always been open to women."
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By Ann Egerton and Ann Egerton,Contributing Writer | September 3, 1993
In these twitchy times, the rules of conduct between men and women seem to change about once a week. Many writers are cashing in on the confusion and creating new guidelines or offering fresh interpretations of the battle of the sexes. Here are two more offerings, one light and humorous, but with a strong undercurrent of common sense; and the second academic and layered with literary and historical allusion."The Modern Man's Guide to Modern Women" is a collection of essays by former Baltimorean Denis Boyles, most written for -- heaven help us -- Playboy, and sometimes it's obvious who his first audience was. For instance, when talking about the 10 best places to meet a woman, he suggests restaurants, explaining, "Waitresses are made to be wed. There is something absolutely compelling about a good looking woman coming at you with plenty of good food in both hands."
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By Anna Quindlen | March 3, 1993
THE name Anita Hill now conveys so much more than the woman herself that it can be used as a verb, as in "Let's Anita Hill this thing."That's what many women are saying about the issue of child care, that now that it is in the forefront of national consciousness it is time to act. A march for child care as big as those for abortion rights, one woman said, and it sounded good.At a professional meeting last week, one woman after another talked about the sick sitter, the late sitter, the illegal sitter paid off the books, while the others nodded with sisterly solidarity.
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By Marc M. Arkin and Marc M. Arkin,Special to The Sun | February 5, 1995
The police always say that family fights are the most apt to turn ugly. Nothing is better proof of that than the recent split in the feminist movement over whether it is possible to have both sex and sexual equality at the same time. On one side are the forces of Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, claiming that virtually all sexually explicit materials are inherently degrading to women. On the other side stand Nadine Strossen and the American Civil Liberties Union, claiming that not only can women have both cakes and ale, but that to deny society access to pornography is to deny it access to its deepest wellsprings of self-expression.
NEWS
April 28, 1992
Very UpsetI am very upset about Jennifer Weiss' April 20 letter, which suggests that women who are pro-life cannot possibly be feminists. Ms. Weiss is obviously pro-abortion, so how can she presume to speak for all women, especially those of us who believe in preserving life?Being pro-life and feminist are not mutually exclusive. Many pro-life women also believe in "feminist" strategy and improving the quality of life (hence the term "pro-life"), which includes equal pay for equal work, improving education, providing decent, affordable child care, equal rights and more effective and less expensive means of birth control.
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By Teresa Watanabe and Teresa Watanabe,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 28, 1998
LA HONDA, Calif. -- In the womb of the Great Mother Earth, enveloped by the towering redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, a bare-breasted Hawaiian beauty and a stately crone prepare to receive ordination. A purifying bonfire illuminates the black night as five women slowly circle with incense, a candle, a bell and bowls of water and earth."Tonight we welcome ourselves into the lap of the Goddess," elder priestess Ruth Barrett calls out. "We acknowledge, honor and celebrate the resurgence of the Goddess."
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By Rosalie Osias | April 5, 1998
TWO DECADES have passed since Bella Abzug emerged as a fiery champion of women's rights. Now, it's time for a new feminist movement - one that tells women how to set goals and how to achieve them within the reality of a male-dominated world.As the president of a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to recognizing the realities of the workplace, it is my hope that the next century allows women to use weapons still effective in the age-old battle between the sexes. The symbol for our new revolution?
NEWS
By MICHAEL PAKENHAM | July 27, 1997
With the certain knowledge that facts can prove me neither right nor wrong, I will argue that no serial publication in history more broadly and deeply changed human lives for the better than a magazine called Ms.Few truly righteous campaigns ever achieve ultimate victory, and the modern feminist movement is no exception. But magnificent, historic accomplishments have been wrought in the last three decades, moving women toward full citizenship in the United States.Not long ago at a party in New York, I heard a young woman say "Well, of course, the law has always been open to women."
NEWS
By Marc M. Arkin and Marc M. Arkin,Special to The Sun | February 5, 1995
The police always say that family fights are the most apt to turn ugly. Nothing is better proof of that than the recent split in the feminist movement over whether it is possible to have both sex and sexual equality at the same time. On one side are the forces of Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, claiming that virtually all sexually explicit materials are inherently degrading to women. On the other side stand Nadine Strossen and the American Civil Liberties Union, claiming that not only can women have both cakes and ale, but that to deny society access to pornography is to deny it access to its deepest wellsprings of self-expression.
NEWS
By JOAN BECK | January 23, 1994
Chicago. -- The older gender order is dead, killed by the Anita Hill hearings and the 1992 elections. Most women don't fully understand that a ''genderquake'' has occurred. The time has ++ come to shuck ''victim feminism'' and its sexist whining and embrace ''power feminism,'' so women may reach out and claim their fair share.So argues Naomi Wolf, attempting in her much-discussed new book, ''Fire with Fire,'' to make that f-word more socially and politically acceptable and to prod women who are closet feminists into open support of a movement that years ago lost what mainstream direction it had.Why are women who generally believe in such goals as equal pay and equal opportunity so loath to call themselves feminists and so hesitant to grab the victories feminists have already won?
FEATURES
By Ann Egerton and Ann Egerton,Contributing Writer | September 3, 1993
In these twitchy times, the rules of conduct between men and women seem to change about once a week. Many writers are cashing in on the confusion and creating new guidelines or offering fresh interpretations of the battle of the sexes. Here are two more offerings, one light and humorous, but with a strong undercurrent of common sense; and the second academic and layered with literary and historical allusion."The Modern Man's Guide to Modern Women" is a collection of essays by former Baltimorean Denis Boyles, most written for -- heaven help us -- Playboy, and sometimes it's obvious who his first audience was. For instance, when talking about the 10 best places to meet a woman, he suggests restaurants, explaining, "Waitresses are made to be wed. There is something absolutely compelling about a good looking woman coming at you with plenty of good food in both hands."
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By ALICE STEINBACH | August 27, 1992
It's probably just a coincidence that in 1963 these two major events occurred: One, Betty Friedan's revolutionary book "The Feminine Mystique" appeared; and, two, the popular television show about the ideal family of the 1950s, "Leave It to Beaver," disappeared.Nonetheless, coincidence or not, it is tempting to look back and see symbolized in these two events an important turning point in the evolution of a woman's place in society.Of course, of the two it was Friedan's book that altered the social landscape, changing the way we live and the whole trajectory of relationships, families, politics and the workplace.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | June 23, 2011
Maybe you've heard of the group Conscious Men, a new movement asking men to sign a document that "acknowledges many thousands of years of dominance of masculine power, and offers an apology for the suppression of women, in the spirit of a fresh start"? The group feels that "balance and equal respect for both energies will allow for a new wave of evolution on our planet. " They released a YouTube video called "Dear Woman" that has more than 650,000 views. Yesterday, the group picked up two high-profile actors to join its cause.
NEWS
By Anna Quindlen | March 3, 1993
THE name Anita Hill now conveys so much more than the woman herself that it can be used as a verb, as in "Let's Anita Hill this thing."That's what many women are saying about the issue of child care, that now that it is in the forefront of national consciousness it is time to act. A march for child care as big as those for abortion rights, one woman said, and it sounded good.At a professional meeting last week, one woman after another talked about the sick sitter, the late sitter, the illegal sitter paid off the books, while the others nodded with sisterly solidarity.
FEATURES
By ALICE STEINBACH | August 27, 1992
It's probably just a coincidence that in 1963 these two major events occurred: One, Betty Friedan's revolutionary book "The Feminine Mystique" appeared; and, two, the popular television show about the ideal family of the 1950s, "Leave It to Beaver," disappeared.Nonetheless, coincidence or not, it is tempting to look back and see symbolized in these two events an important turning point in the evolution of a woman's place in society.Of course, of the two it was Friedan's book that altered the social landscape, changing the way we live and the whole trajectory of relationships, families, politics and the workplace.
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