Liberation Revisited

By Susan Law

Being a woman who “was there” in the 60s and early 70s, it goes without saying that I can’t remember exactly what went on. I do know that around that time, my lover’s wife decreed that The Female Eunuch was required reading. I did my best and pretended to understand it but the main vision I have now, as I think back, is the iconic book cover depicting a hollow female form with handles attached. The liberation movement seemed important because other women told me so.  I listened and I read and became quickly bored with the shrill rhetoric,  ‘Stop all the talk and just get on with it’ I thought.

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