Dedication of Feminist Revolution:
--to Simone de Beauvoir, the French woman who exposed male supremacy for this era,and gave us our feminism. . .
--and to the women and men of the black liberation movement of the U.S.A.who taught us directly the power and beauty of the masses of people,and so taught us the truth about women. .
--to all the oppressed of this earth whose dynamism and strength is stolen for exploitation by others and who fly when they break their chains.
Comments on the original publication of Feminist Revolution:
"Feminist Revolution must be taken seriously by everyone who is concerned with what happened and is going to happen in the women's movement. I don't agree with all of it but the brilliance and honesty of its basic insights break through the rhetorical cliches and illuminate my own experience. It gave me new hope."--Betty Friedan, New York
"This renews and strengthens. It is necessary, urgently important source thinking (cutting thru the partial, the paralyzing). Old and new clarities (understandings of the past, present), directions in which we can move, emerge."--Tillie Olsen, San Francisco
"Never before has a feminist theoretical work moved me to such conflict between excited agreement and howls of rage."--Carol Anne Douglas, Off Our Backs, Washington, D.C.
". . . Feminist Revolution, like its foremothers, Notes, is dynamite. One forgets the time of day, the weather, and even the season while immersed."
--Dorothy Curzon, The Emergency Librarian, Canada
"Dedicated to Simone de Beauvoir, to rigorous analysis of aims and methods, and to the viability of a real feminist social revolution . . . it conveys a clear and powerful message for continued struggle."--The Spokeswoman, Chicago