By Clark A. Pomerleau
Launched in 1975, the Califia group equipped activist academic camps and different courses in southern California till its dissolution in 1987. a substitute for mainstream academia’s makes an attempt to tie feminism to college classes, Califia mixed elements of feminism that spanned the labels “second wave” and “radical,” attracting girls from a variety of gender expressions, sexual orientations, category backgrounds, and races or ethnicities. Califia Women captures the historical past of the association via oral background interviews, files, and other kinds of basic examine. the result's a lens for re-reading traits in feminist and social justice activism of the period of time, contextualized opposed to a growing to be conservative backlash.
Throughout every one bankruptcy, readers find out about the triumphs and frictions feminists encountered as they tried to construct at the achievements of the postwar Civil Rights stream. With its backdrop of southern California, the ebook emphasizes a quarter that has usually been neglected in stories of East Coast or San Francisco Bay–area activism. Califia Women additionally counters the notions that radical and lesbian feminists have been unwilling to handle intersectional identities commonly and they withdrew from political activism after 1975. as a substitute, the Califia neighborhood exhibits proof that those and different feminists deliberately created a tutorial discussion board that embraced oppositional recognition and sought to serve numerous girls, together with radical Christian reformers, Wiccans, students of colour, and GLBT activists.
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