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Leslie Cagan’s Half-Century of Activism

Eleanor J. Bader The Lilith Blog
Whether pushing for action on climate change, peace, LGBTQ equality, feminism, reproductive choice, or fighting racism, Leslie Cagan’s voice, presence, and expertise have long been visible - for more than 50 years.

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Is Television Ready for Angry Women?

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
Producer Marti Noxon has two shows about women’s pain and rage debuting this summer—and the timing couldn’t be better.

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Is The Handmaid’s Tale Still Worth The Agony Of Watching It?

Laura Hudson, Tasha Robinson, Devon Maloney, Adi Robertson, Megan Farokhmanesh The Verge
Enduring Season 2 of the Hulu series proves even harder than expected. The series is beautifully shot, acted, and directed by women, despite the fact that the showrunner is a white man, but the actual story leaves much emotional relief to be desired in this political climate.

“This Is an Era Defined by the Rise of Women” - 11th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture with Angela Davis

Angelina Giannopoulou Transform! Europe
Angela Davis’s feminism was born through Marxism, and through theory and collective struggles as well. These two steps opened the road for a feminism that includes poor and black women, standing out against mainstream white, bourgeois feminism. It is not even possible to speak of a white feminism anymore, not only in the USA, but also in Europe. Europe is no longer a white continent.

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The Company She Kept

Michelle Dean The New Republic
A survey of the life, work and associations of the late New York Review of Books editor Elizabeth Hardwick, the transplanted Southerner who became a writer of note among the literary and political circles comprising the New York Intellectuals of the pre- and postwar period, she had a knack for illustrating what might have been called feminist themes by way of specific details of specific lives.

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Negatives

Jeannette Ferrary Samisdat Magazine
As part of the so-called second wave of feminism, Jeannette Ferrary’s “Negatives” captures a woman’s sense of awakening during the 1970s, much as women today raise their voices with renewed anger about male chauvinism.
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