Exhibit in Production
Click! The Ongoing
The last half of the 20th century witnessed a monumental transformation in the lives of American women. The major force behind this revolution has been women themselves, some well known, some unfamiliar. They have left no aspect of life untouched — sometimes in dramatic ways and other times in subtle shifts.
Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution will highlight the collective action and individual achievements of women over the past fifty years and explore the power and complexity of gender consciousness in modern American life. In the spirit of 1970s consciousness-raising, we take our name from the "click" moment when women (and undoubtedly a few men) discovered the powerful ideas of modern feminism. We hope to provoke comparable moments of truth and understanding for those who click through the pages of our exhibit.
Our focus is not just on the big national projects and leaders, but also on the grassroots efforts. We will document the struggle for gender equality in several major areas – workplace and family; politics and social movements; the body and health – and carry the story of this ongoing feminist revolution into the twenty-first century.
Featured video: Gloria Steinem discusses her life, the women’s movement, and the recent documentary “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” with Jian Ghomeshi on Studio Q, CBC Television.