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A REVOLUTIONARY YEAR ON SO MANY FRONTS,
in 1968 a new radical feminism erupted in the USA, soon spreading to other countries. By 1970, articles from the mimeographed movement journals shown here were reprinted in mass market books sold around the world. These papers, and other groundbreaking originals from feminism's rebirth years, are available from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action.

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1968: Women's Liberation protests the Miss America
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Simone De Beauvoir on Women's Liberation in 1968



1968 Classics Available from the Archives


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New York City, June 1968:

NOTES FROM THE FIRST YEAR
New York Radical Women. The first theoretical journal of the modern Women's Liberation Movement, edited by Shulamith Firestone. Includes Anne Koedt's "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm," Firestone's "New View of the Women's Rights Movement," and articles by Carol Hanisch, Elizabeth Sutherland (Martinez) and Kathie Amatniek (Sarachild).
Photocopy of the original, 8 1/2 X 11, 29 pgs.

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Gainesville, Florida, July 1968:

TOWARD A FEMALE LIBERATION MOVEMENT
By Beverly Jones & Judith Brown. The legendary and incendiary "Florida Paper." Marlene Dixon, in the 1970 Handbook of Women's Liberation said, "That started it if anything written started it. That paper just laid it on the line." Photocopy of original pamphlet
8 1/2 X 11, 32 pgs.

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Seattle, Washington, December 1968:

LILITH
Women's Majority Union. Includes the story of the legend of Lilith, the powerful "BITCH" comic strip, Patricia Robinson's article on poor black women and the exchange within the Black Unity Party on birth control.
Photocopy of the original
8 1/2 X 11, 25 pgs.

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Boston, Massachusetts, October 1968:

UNTITLED
First issue of Cell 16's journal, later to be called "No More Fun and Games; A Journal of Female Liberation." The moving forces behind this pungent mix of the subjective and the theoretical are Roxanne Dunbar (Ortiz) and Dana Densmore.
Photocopy of the original
8 1/2 X 5 1/2 booklet, 80 pgs.

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(This and other issues of the Cell 16 Journal are also available from Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, 1940 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009-1502, www.greenlion.com/NMFG/nmfg.html)



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Chicago, Illinois, March 1968:


VOICE OF THE WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT
The movement's first national newsletter, produced in Chicago, edited by Joreen (Jo Freeman). Includes all 7 issues from March 1968 through June 1969.
Photocopy of the original
8 1/2 X 11, 90 pgs.

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