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Spiritual Gifts and Secular Benefits

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Can we expect to find that female-dominated religions not only reflect women's identities (for example, as mothers), but also actively serve their interests? Women, like men, join religious groups ... More


Absorbed Her Wisdom and Her Wit: Creating the Women’s Liberation Movement, 1967–1968

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s crucial leadership role within the nascent feminist movement. The New York City chapter of NOW, which was the largest and most active in the organization, included ... More


Feeling Pre-columbian: Chicana Feminists' Imaginative Historiography

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The “Feeling Pre-Columbian” serves as a respond to Elaine Scarry's often quoted assertion that pain is world-destroying, where an argument has been made to say that pain opens up new perceptions of ... More


Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Jack Reid

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655000
eISBN:
9781469655024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Between the Great Depression and the mid-1970s, hitchhikers were a common sight for motorists, as American service members, students, and adventurers sought out the romance of the road in droves. ... More


Conclusion: “Still Many Obstacles”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The conclusion reveals how Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s proposed reforms for gender equality in the family were achieved by the late twentieth century. It traces the movements in second-wave feminism ... More


Freedom Feminism: Individualism, Conservatism, and Gender Roles

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers how Tea Party and GOP women approach gender roles and reproductive health concerns and whether they consider themselves feminists. This chapter reveals that some—though not ... More


Marriage Reform Is Still an Unplowed Field: Reformers Target Child Marriage during the 1920s

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In 1926 Peaches and Daddy (Frances Heenan and Edward Browning) were married, becoming one of the biggest tabloid sensations of the 1920s. Separated in age by about 40 years, their marriage led to new ... More


The Firebrands of the Union: Hosiery’s Labor Feminists

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the women of the union in the 1920s. It examines their increasing struggle for equality as women and workers, and for a share in the decision making of the organization as ... More


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