Where to Next?

The feminist college students in the 1960s and 1970s took advantage of the passionate, knowledge driven environments to demand change on their campuses. Young women utilized skills gained from other New Left movements to combat everything from systemic sexism to sexualized violence to women’s sexual health. They supported each other and realized their collective experiences in sexism. Those experiences gave them a voice to shout for changes in administration, in available opportunities, and in their safety. The empowered young women who helped found rape crisis centers and use the justice system to institute grievance boards created a path for generations of women to follow. Future generations would be able to speak up when they faced violence and discrimination, and thus be able to continue to affect more generations.

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