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Top Feminist Movements

Celebrating Top Feminist Movements from around the world with Palgrave Macmillan and our distribution partners, Zed Books, Pluto Press, I.B. Tauris, and Manchester University Press


1. SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT (19TH & 20TH CENTURY)
In the 19th and 20th century, women in the UK and US stood against the status quo and protested for their right to vote. By 1928 they were victorious. Learn more here


2. RECLAIMING THE NIGHT (1977)
Beginning in Germany and making its way throughout the UK, this movement was organized as a direct response against growing sexual violence and gaining gender equality for all. Learn more here


3. THE FEMINIST SEX WARS (1970S-1980S)
Stemming from clashing points of views from anti-porn feminist and sex-positive feminist, this movement focused on the sexualization of women in pornography and the media. Learn more here


4. RIGHT TO DRIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA (2011)
Saudi Arabian women took to the streets exercising their legal right to drive while going against traditional religious doctrine. Learn more here | Read the recent NY Times article covering the topic


5. WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT (1960S)
Proving women were more than just housewives and sex objects; this movement emerged from the desire to revolutionize the fundamental aspects of female life following the end of WWII. Learn more here.


6. BLACK FEMINISM (1970S)
Fighting against patriarchy and a prejudice racial system, this movement sought to prove that feminism is a movement for all women, despite their race. Learn more here.


7. ARGENTINA LEGALIZES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE (2010)
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A major victory in gender equality, Argentina became the FIRST Latin American country to legalize same sex marriage. Learn more here | Watch CNN coverage of this historic achievement


8. DOMESTIC WORKERS FIGHT TO WIN RIGHTS (2012)
Domestic workers worldwide united to demand equal labor protection; setting new standards across the globe for an industry previously overlooked. Learn more here.

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