Sunday 6 March 2011

Women of the Revolution

"Our sense of excitement and joy had another reason: we knew that our message was radically different in style and content from anything that had gone before - that women's liberation would mean men's liberation and a whole new set of social and cultural values. We had another reason to feel euphoric: it is not often that you push a rock as big as a mountain and feel it shift."

Eva Figes, writing in The Guardian, 16th May 1978

Excerpted from Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, edited by Kira Cochrane, published this year by Guardian Books.  Read a full review here.