News & Reviews
Click! was reviewed in the Journal of American History by Agatha Beins of Texas Woman’s University. In her first sentence, Beins describes Click! as “a rich and wide-ranging exploration of U.S. women’s history from 1940 to the present.” The “wealth of information and resources” presented in the exhibit, she writes, leaves her “humbled by the effort it must have taken to construct this site” and “impressed by how well its creators have curated it.” Biens praises the exhibit as easy to navigate and says she “enjoyed following the default path by simply selecting ‘next page’ to move to another chapter and by wandering nonlinearly and nonchronologically through items that piqued” her interests. After reading the “Politics and Social Movements” section, Beins concludes that the exhibit is successful in “foregrounding women of color and showing them as powerful actors and activist.” This section “builds a foundation for the activism required to accomplish transformation that subsequent sections explore.” Overall, Beins writes, “the site aims to complicate women’s history by recognizing that power and privilege depend not just on one’s gender but on the dynamic confluence of multiple identity categories.” Beins concludes that the scholarly work evident in all parts of the exhibit “makes it a Web site I would trust and recommend, especially to lay people and students looking for a place to start a research project.” Read the full review in the Journal of American History, Volume 104, Issue 4, March 2018, pages 1099-1100.
On the Past Present podcast of June 12, 2017, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela talked about Click! and called it an “incredible” and “wonderful” website. (Episode 87). Her comments begin at 47:25. Listen here.
Press Release: Click! Team Presents at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, June 2017. Read more.
HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) posted a review of Click! by Christina Davidson on April 2, 2017. Davidson writes that “the digital exhibition succeeds brilliantly and appears to be current with modern scholarship on the many subjects covered—no easy task.” Read more.
On her podcast Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, Robin Morgan talked with Susan Ware about Click! on May 21, 2016 (Episode #168). The interview starts around minute 15. Listen online, here.
Vermont Woman magazine featured Click! in a cover story by Rickey Gard Diamond, titled “Click! Is a Lasting Legacy,” in its November 2015 issue. Download PDF. For best results, we suggest viewing the PDF in a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.
The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites includes Click! as one of its “favorite women’s history sites” on its links page. Check it out.
Read our initial Press Release: Click! New Online History Exhibit Explores the Women’s Movement and the Expansion of Feminism after World War II
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1971 The Click! Moment
The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.