Rebecca Zorach on Wed, 19 May 2010 17:24:58 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> "Critical strategies in art and media" gets it wrong

Not that I was around then, but: Casey Hayden and Mary King wrote
"Feminism and the Civil Rights Movement" in 1965. NOW was founded
in 1966. And (forgive the parochialism but I love this example): in
May 1967 this poster appeared at the University of Chicago: a man
with a prominent SDS t-shirt expounds at great length while standing
on a platform being hauled by four women. Caption: "movement women
meeting to discuss strategy to end ridiculous and loony DISCRIMINATION
AGAINST US in campus 'radical' organizations. GOODBYE TO SHITWORK."
You can certainly argue about whether any of these things constitute
"flowering," but they were there before '68.

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Michael H Goldhaber <>wrote:

> Martha,
> I perhaps incorrectly left out feminism because it seemed to me it
> flowered after '68, more than before. But that might have been more
> especially in the organized "movement."( The first noted feminist
> march was in '70. The Stonewall riots were in '69. So both followed
> '68, with the happenings on many college campuses ,notably Columbia,
> as well as in France, Prague and Chicago.) Of course, "The 2nd Sex"
> came out well before. I did mention some books, but you are right
> about the others. Brecht was quite visible in the very early '60's.
> But how books are read, or even what drugs end up doing, depends
> on other factors, I believe. In the context of the times, Tolkien
> and the movie 2001 might have been as influential or more than
> anything you name, but Tolkien probably had a conservative intent.
> Reductiveness is in the eye of the beholder, it seems.
> Best, Michael

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