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High Hopes: the Growth of Feminism, 1970–5

  • David Bouchier
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Abstract

If the 1960s was the decade of radical youth, the 1970s became the decade of women. In the early years the sensation of hectic growth was such that a great mass movement of women seemed just around the corner. A new politics was created virtually from nothing, many significant victories were won and feminism staked its claim to be taken seriously as the expression of women’s interests and aspirations.

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