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!
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!