for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
The following are my answers
to your questions:
* What are your feelings about
the woman's right movement?
I think there is an urgent need
for an active women's rights
movement. Really this means
a group of women (and men) banding
together to break down the barriers
in our way. This collective
resistance will lead us to equality.
* Do you think equality for
women was won with the movement?
Not yet. There are still too
many women in desperate situations.
Do you think there is now equality
between men & women?
Not yet. If there was--mothering
would be equal to fathering
and 90% of secretaries wouldn't
be female. And there wouldn't
be so many hate crimes. It's
the threat of losing power or
equality that often drives this
* Who do you think had the biggest
role in women's rights?
Individual women who dared to
be who they wanted to be and
pave the way for themselves
and other women. It's too hard
to pinpoint one woman.
What do you think was the primary
event leading to women's rights?
The first event was 1.) Emanicapation
Proclamation, which did away
with slavery and, therefore,
legally made black people--people;
2.) In 1920, women won the right
to vote--this confirmed their
right to citizenship and was
the first step of many toward
I hope all goes well with your