READING LIST - THE BACKLASH
"Women's Lib:A Second Look," Time, December 14, 1970.
Placed boldly under the Behavior section, this article is a synopsis
of five anti-feminist articles exceeded in their bile only by the comments
Time makes. Their barbs are aimed especially at Kate Millett, discrediting
her theories because of her announced bisexuality.
On December 12, in New York City, the Women's Strike Coalition denounced Time for Its attack. The women in the march wore lavender armbands
to show their support for lesbians in the women's struggle.
"The Feminine Mistake," Esquire, Helen Lawrenson, January, 1971.
See review in this issue, "She's Not Our Sister."
"Help! Homework for the Liberated Woman," The New Republic, Janet Malcolm,
October 10, 1970. ,
Another woman attacks her sisters.
The ensuing letters to The New Republic about Malcolm's article made
for calmer reading.
"The Middle-Class Mind of Kate Millett," Harper's, Irving Howe, December,
Irving Howe's contempt for women's liberation leads him to suggest
that Kate Millett could very well be a "female impersonator" who "shows
very little warmth toward women and very little awareness of their experience."
If we understand the term correctly, "female impersonator" means a
man in drag. Did Mr. Howe, who claims to understand women so thoroughly,
really mean to say that men care little for women? That's what Kate
Millett was saying all along. The rest of the article is less logical.
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