Tagged with feminism
Elisabeth Irwin high school class visit from the Barnard Library Zine Collection
Rivington Street starts out in pogrom ridden Russia and follows one family to the early twentieth century Lower East Side, with its pushcarts and Yiddish socialism. It is to some extent a tale of two sisters, one a garment factory union organizer and the other an aspiring clothing designer, a boss. The other strong women characters are the daughter of a selfish and sexist rabbi, a gentile suffragist, and Hannah, the old world mother of the two sisters, Sarah and Ruby Levy. I've read it a bunch of times, and it never disappoints me. I love entering the world of my grandfather's Lower East Side and the early struggles of the women's labor and suffrage movements.
We work as hard as any man; we think as well as any man; and we want every right and privilege the men have, including the privilege of making fools of ourselves every four years as they do by voting for capitalist parties that keep the chains fastened around their necks! p.255-56
I don't really have time to write a detailed post just now, but I wanted to get this out there because I really love Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. The print publishing industry is all kinds of fucked right now, and not just because many people like to read things online. When I get more time, I'll dig up links and backstory on the demise of Punk Planet, Clamor, etc. Anyway, send them some dough!
This post is part of the Radical Reference Library of Congress Subject Heading Suggestion Blog-a-Thon.
While I am over the top that you have adopted the -WAVE FEMINISM headings, I think you could do better on the references. Per my blog post comment of February 2008, this is what I suggest...
My notes on the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List 12 (March 19, 2008), which features the establishment of headings for first, second, and third-wave feminism!
Last weekend I attended the Women, Action & the Media conference at MIT in Cambridge, MA. It was generally empowering and exciting to be at an activist event with a probably 90%+ female population--to learn about all the inspiring work being done, especially by young and youngish women of color.