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1973 COYOTE

101.   … 1973 COYOTE COYOTE (Cut Off Your Old Tired Ethics) was founded by Margo St. James to advocate for the rights of sex workers (including prostitutes, strippers, and those involved in pornography). St.… …  

1973 Fear of Flying

102.   … 1973 Fear of Flying In Fear of Flying, a novel about a woman’s sexual fantasies and acts, Erica Jong explored the psychological effects of spontaneous sexual encounters on the narrator’s marriage,… …  

1973 Helms Amendment

103.   … 1973 Helms Amendment The Helms Amendment bans the use of U.S. foreign assistance funds for abortion as a method of family planning. The U.S. government has not funded any programs that include… …  

1973 Rubyfruit Jungle

104.   … 1973 Rubyfruit Jungle Rita Mae Brown’s novel Rubyfruit Jungle narrates the story of Molly’s early same-sex sexual relationships with her school friends, her difficulties with her mother, and her… …  

1973 Sarah Weddington

105.   … 1973 Sarah Weddington Sarah Weddington was Jane Roe’s lawyer in the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal. Weddington and Linda Coffee argued on behalf of Norma McCorvey… …  

1974 Community Health Center

106.   … 1974 Community Health Center Boston women interested in starting a health center met at the First Annual Women’s Health Conference in 1973. A year later, they established the Women’s Community Health… …  

1974 Women’s Advocates

107.   … 1974 Women’s Advocates When Women’s Advocates was founded in Minneapolis in 1974 it became the first battered women’s shelter in the United States. At first it was a hotline; then a house was… …  

1974 “Dyketactics”

108.   … 1974 “Dyketactics” The short film “Dyketactics,” by the experimental filmmaker and visual artist Barbara Hammer, is considered the first film about lesbians and lesbian sexuality made by a lesbian.… …  

1975 Against Our Will

109.   … 1975 Against Our Will Susan Brownmiller’s pioneering study of rape, Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, examines how rape is about patriarchal power, not isolated actions of men who are naturally… …  

1975 Battered Women’s Directory

110.   … 1975 Battered Women’s Directory The Battered Women’s Directory Project, led by Betsy Warrior, gathered and published a comprehensive reference book providing information on shelters, support groups… …  

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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.