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Firestone, Shulamith

Radical feminist theorist, activist, and artist, Shulamith Firestone was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Though she eventually disengaged from feminist group politics, Firestone was a key figure in the emergence of the second wave women's movement. She cofounded several American feminist organizations, including its first women's liberation group in 1967, the Chicago West side feminists; as well as Radical Women, also in 1967; Redstockings in 1969; and the New York Radical Feminists that same year. She has also published several key texts, including Notes From the First Year: Women's Liberation (edited with Anne Koedt, 1968), Redstocking (1969), Notes From the Second Year: Radical Feminism (with Koedt, 1970), Notes From the Third Year: Women's Liberation (with Koedt, 1971), and Airless Spaces (1998), a book ...

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