Women's Activism NYC

Alix Kates-Schulman

1932 - Today

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Alix Kates Schulman is a writer and activist active in the civil-rights, anti-war, and radical feminist movements. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 60s she was active in CORE’s 7 Arts Chapter; during the Vietnam War she was arrested attempting to close down an Army induction center; she helped plan the first national demonstration of the women’s liberation movement, in the 1968 Miss America Protest in Atlantic City. She was arrested again in 1985 for preventing CIA recruiters from entering the University of Colorado, Boulder campus; in 1991 while teaching in Honolulu, she organized a Pacific branch of No More Nice Girls to mount an abortion speak-out and street theater actions; and in 2012 she helped organize Occupy Wall Street’s four Feminist General Assemblies. Her first feminist publication was her widely attacked 1970 article “A Marriage Agreement”, proposing that men and women split childcare and housework equally. Among her books are the To the Barricades: The Anarchist Life of Emma Goldman; the feminist classic novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen; Burning Questions, a novel about the rise of women’s liberation; and A Marriage Agreement and Other Essays: Four Decades of Feminist Writing. Currently she is co-editing, with Honor Marie, the anthology Writing the Women’s Movement: American Feminism, 1963-1991.

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