Biography, Politics, Source, Women's History

Sisterhood and After: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project

Each of the 60 women activists recorded for this project campaigned for equality and freedom in the 1960s, 70s and 80s … Given that the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain was a mass movement involving thousands of women from all over the country and from all walks of life, selecting just 60 to record was a challenge … These women demanded that struggles for gender rights be won at home as well as in the public sphere. They describe their own experiences as girls, socialised to expect less than their brothers. They also describe a rich range of political heritages that informed British feminism, from Black Power to Gay Liberation to socialism and disability rights.