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Elizabeth Fox-Genovese discusses "Feminism is Not the Story of My Life."

In her startling and courageous new book, Feminism is Not the Story of My Life, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese reveals through insightful and extensive interviews with American mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives from diverse backgrounds that the feminist movement does not speak for all women. Listening to their stories, Dr. Fox-Genovese, who is Eleanore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Emory University, discovers a new kind of feminism, a "family feminism" based on the facts of women's lives. She describes this new feminism as a core belief that draws women together based on the things they have in common, that promotes their rights while taking into account their responsibilities, that trusts women to set their own priorities rather than try to live up to an unattainable ideal.

January 1997
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