Did you happen to catch Makers on PBS last week? It’s a documentary featuring ground breaking women and telling “the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy… MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.”
I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but (happily!) it’s available online. You can watch the whole thing here. Try watching the first four minutes and not want to watch the rest.
Still, perhaps you don’t have the time for a long documentary–no problem! Check out some of the individual interviews, or at least look at the names and breadth: Susan Brownmiller, Sandra Cisneros, Eve Ensler, Nora Ephron, Catherine MacKinnon, Robin Morgan, Alice Walker, and that’s just a few of the writers! It’s an amazing list of people. Surely there’s something you can use for a class, and lots of potential learning.
But maybe that’s overwhelming, too–a paradox of choice. No problem! Go to the blog, where they are presenting one story per day during March. Let them choose for you.
You’ll be glad you did.