From Personal to Political
The book discusses how feminist movements were organized and maintained. It addresses activism among women of color and the interplay between the feminist and civil rights movements. It examines how activism helped change laws regarding rape and domestic violence and supported the formation of battered women's shelters. It explores art as a form of political speech and explains how women artists moved beyond the limits of work considered gender-appropriate.
From Personal to Political: How Women and Feminism Created Social Change helps students understand how feminism successfully turned the formerly personal into the political. The book is an excellent choice for classes in women's and gender studies, particularly those focusing on feminist movements as change agents.