Oh how quaint the attitudes of those boys, even change-oriented ones, in the days before second wave feminism. I will be using this visual in class today during a discussion of the origins of the women’s movement. But better still is the story of Shulamith Firestone.
Welcome to the attitude that helped give rise to second wave feminism. Be sure to read in that link about Stokely Carmichael and Shulamith Firestone.
GIRLS SAY YES to boys who say NO
Anti-draft poster, 1968, featuring Joan Baez (left) and her sisters
Photograph: Jim Marshall
Happy birthday Joan Baez!
Hooray for Stitcher! While I certainly love the “on demand” entertainment afforded by today’s technology, I often miss the serendipity of live radio. I used to listen to WUMB-FM all the time, but it doesn’t really reach the pocket of my geography. I can stream the station, but it’s a little cumbersome to dedicate the computer to that. Enter Stitcher. I have momentarily commandeered my son’s iPod Touch, and I’m listening to E-Town. Here’s a description of this week’s show, a rebroadcast from 2008.
Show Number: 1132
Air Dates: August 10, 2011 - August 16, 2011
Tape Date: September 20, 2008
Interviewee: James Kunstler
E-Chievement Award: Joan Baez
This week’s show was originally recorded in 2008 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, as part of that facility’s 110th anniversary celebration. For this remarkable event, Joan Baez joins eTown to mark what was at the time of the original airing her 50th anniversary year of performing. The top-notch ensemble of John Doyle, Dirk Powell and Todd Phillips are with her. And eTown favorite Brett Dennen joins us as well this week. Nick & Helen and the rest of the eTones back him up on some well-crafted original songs. Plus, James Howard Kunstler (noted columnist and author of The Long Emergency and World Made By Hand) stops by to talk with Nick about what he sees as the pending global oil shortage crisis. In this special ‘back by popular demand’ program, eTown presents a Lifetime E-Chievement Award to Joan Baez, for her continued work as an environmental and social activist. It’s a show packed with greet music and thought-provoking conversation.
This poster reflects the role draft-age American women could play in the anti-war movement. Highly objectified as sexual prizes for avoiding the draft, young women were always marginalized in their contributions to the anti-war movement (Kinney, 148). (via Figures and Images)
I’m using this in the Social Movements class tonight, partly to illustrate the origins of the radical wing of second wave feminism in the unquestioned sexism of draft resistance, antiwar, civil rights and student movements of the 60s and 70s. It’s my understanding that Joan Baez and her sisters Mimi Fariña and Pauline Marden appear in the photo. Barefoot and creative!