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1970s Gender Race and Sexuality

Posted on Wed-10-2013 by Sixth Story

The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the development of second wave feminism, the women’s movement started in the twenties with the suffragette movement. Some (Socialist/Marxist Feminists) analysed women’s issues in terms of inequalities both in economic power and between the sexes. For these women, while acknowledging that many inequalities were gender-related, there was also […]

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Before Stonewall 1930s-1950s

Posted on Mon-09-2013 by Sixth Story

So… LGBT people before the Stonewall Riots and the gay liberation movement of the 1970s lived “furtive, closeted, miserable lives, while after Stonewall, gays could be free and open… out of the closet, fighting back, refusing to be mistreated any more”? Whilst there are elements of truth in this when considered in the most general […]

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