In the Company of Women: Voices from the Women's Movement
This is a collection of compelling and humorous personal stories told by 83 women, describing how they became feminists and how the women's movement changed forever the way they see themselves and the world around them.
Seeking to reveal the movement's humanity and diversity, activists Bonnie Watkins and Nina Rothchild recorded the accounts of homemakers and business owners, explorers and artists, factory workers and spiritual seekers, scientists and secretaries, prostitutes and policewomen. Encountering this company of women will change the way readers understand the movement that has transformed American life from the 1960s to the present.
"Like all good art, these stories start from a particular place and become universal. Women in all parts of the country--and in many other countries--will find themselves here. In the Company of Women affirms the importance of every woman's story. It affirms the power of hearing our own and each other's words unfiltered by interpretation. . . . We need this book and more like it." -- from the Foreword by Gloria Steinem
- By: Bonnie Watkins and Nina Rothchild. Foreword by Gloria Steinem.
- Format: Paper, 352 pages, 6
- Publisher: MHS Press
- Product ##: 978-0873513296
Praise for In the Company of Women:
"Here is the real feminism, not the media's version . . . but American feminism as it began, as it grew, and as it is destined to develop and endure. This is the best history of feminism so far, an account of the women in America's heartland who have worked individually and together for change." -- Carolyn G. Heilbrun, author of Writing a Woman's Life