Sisterhood is Powerful
|Author||Robin Morgan (editor)
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Sisterhood is Powerful is a 1970 anthology of radical feminist writings edited by Robin Morgan, a feminist poet and founding member of New York Radical Women. It was one of the first widely available anthologies of second-wave feminism. It was both a consciousness-raising analysis and a call-to-action. The collection addressed several major issues including "the need for radical feminism, the discrimination women experienced from men in the political left, and the blatant sexism faced in the workplace.”
The compilation included classic feminist essays by activists such as Naomi Weisstein, Lucinda Cisler, Kate Millett, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Flo Kennedy, Frances Beale, Jo Freeman, Marge Piercy and Mary Daly, as well as historical documents including the N.O.W. Bill of Rights, excerpts from the SCUM Manifesto, the Redstockings Manifesto, and historical documents from W.I.T.C.H. It included a document from the Black Women’s Liberation Group of Mount Vernon. This piece demonstrated the race-conscious “sisterhood” that some second-wave black feminists demanded for and was used by many second-wave feminists to communicate this demand. It also included what Morgan coined “verbal karate”: useful quotes and statistics about women and a sizable bibliography which included a short list of relevant films, abortion information, names of Women’s Liberation contacts, and notes on the books contributors.
- "Ironic Feminism, Empathic Activism: Robin Morgan's Saturday's Child". Ms. Magazine. March 30, 2001.
- Fogarty, Michael P. (1973). "Review of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan; Patriarchal Attitudes by Eva Figes; The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer; Sexual Politics by Kate Millet; Woman's Estate by Juliet Mitchell; Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement by Robin Morgan; Voices from Women' Liberation by Leslie B. Tanner". International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft / Revue Internationale de l'Education 19 (1).
- Napikoski, Linda (2014). "Sisterhood is Powerful". AboutEducation (About.com).
- Brain, Norman (2006). "The Consciousness-Raising Document, Feminist Anthologies, and Black Women in Sisterhood Is Powerful". A Journal of Women Studies 27 (3): 38–64.
- Battle-Sister, Ann (1971). "Review of ‘A Tyrant’s Plea,’ Dominated Man by Albert Memmi; Born Female by Caroline Bird; Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan". Journal of Marriage and Family 33 (3): 592–597. doi:10.2307/349862.
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