3 pm to 5 pm
“Louisiana, the American South and the Birth of Second-Wave Feminism: Understanding Transnational Feminism in a Regional Context, 1960-1995”
Janet Allured, McNeese State University
Grassroots feminism in the United States was born in the American South, this paper argues. The feminist movement in Louisiana and in other Southern states after World War II emerged from Southern protest traditions going back to the nineteenth century. Once it moved outside the region, feminism morphed and became unrecognizable from its Southern origins. Outsiders perceived the South as uniformly conservative and anti-feminist, obscuring the Southern roots of this revolutionary social justice movement.
”’…Christianity and feminism for us are inseparable’: Evangelical Feminism and the Abortion Issue in the 1970s and 1980s”
Rebecca Wagner, Cambridge University
Commentator: Michelle Nickerson, Loyola University Chicago
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