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Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution

In 1971, Jane O'Reilly penned an essay called "The Housewife's Moment of Truth," which was subsequently published in the premiere issue of Ms. magazine and in New York magazine. O'Reilly described the experience of the "Click! moment" in which one "perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things" and came to question traditional gender roles. This online exhibit from Clio Visualizing History is named in honor of O'Reilly's "Click! moment" as well as the "clicks" that we use to navigate the internet. Here, visitors will find a wealth of resources relating to women and gender from the 1940s through the present day, including detailed Wikipedia-style entries, video clips, photographs, links to outside resources, and more. This exhibit is largely authored by prolific writer and historian Susan Ware and features contributions from several other academics and filmmakers. Visitors can browse topics by category (Politics & Social Movements, Body & Health, Workplace & Family) or via an interactive timeline. This engaging, accessibly written resource will be of interest to the general public as well as to scholars of women's and gender studies or other instructors of high school or college-level students.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-08-18
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