Women’s Liberation / Feminism

Patriarchy or Male Supremacy?

by Carol Hanisch EDITORS NOTE: Patriarchy has all but replaced male supremacy and sexism as the preferred word for the system of discrimination and multi-faceted oppression that women face. The term patriarchy wasn’t used by most 1960s pioneers of the…

Birth Regret: A Mother’s Day Truthtelling

  A Consciousness-Raising Discussion about Motherhood and Birth Regret The public is often harangued with stories of supposed “abortion regret”. A recent on-line discussion resulted with its opposite: birth regret. Women discuss their often mixed feelings about having given birth —…

A Letter from France

INTRO The following is from a response from a Meeting Ground reader in France. Much of what she writes about the situation there is similar to what we have been experiencing in the United States with the feminist movement, the…

Surrogacy in the United States

by KATHY SLOAN for presentation to the UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN– CSW 61 “TRADING ON THE FEMALE BODY” MARCH 14, 2017 The practice of commercial surrogacy in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds with…

A Call for Women to Pledge to Strike

Below is a news release from National Women’s Liberation calling for a women’s strike against “all work, both paid and unpaid,” during the presidential inauguration weekend in January. They are setting a target of 20,000 strike pledges before making the…