Progress for women—without anger

The great social movements of history, some historians believe, are often born in anger. This is especially true, they say, for what has been called "the most wide-reaching revolution of the twentieth century"—the Women's Movement. Susan Brownmiller, In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (New York: The Dial Press, 1999), Inside cover During the 1960s and 1970s, many women in the United States drew strength from banding together in "consciousness-raising" groups and telling each other their stories of oppression at the hands of men. "We talked about our pain," remembers one woman, "we discovered our righteous anger." Ibid., p. 18 .

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