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Contention

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 By the mid 1970s the ground was already shifting.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Initially the dangers seemed to come exclusively from outside the movement.  Newsweek proclaimed 1976 the year of the evangelical, and activists and academics who leaned Left reacted with alarm at the rise of the New Right.   However, the year 1976 also saw three pivotal events occur inside the movement that would have equally strong consequences.  The Combahee River Collective, which would articulate the most powerful critique of racism within the women’s movement, reorganized as a political study group.  Adrienne Rich published Of Woman Born, a book that would largely be credited (or blamed) with spreading an essentialist form of feminist ideology.  Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right (1976),  one of the first monographs produced by an academic with strong movement roots, was published by Viking to harsh professional reviews.

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