Women’s History Month draws to a close today. I’ve just started reading Estelle Freedman’s “No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women ” (2007).
And I realised I have a spare new hardcover of this sitting on my shelf. If you’d like a copy of No Turning Back, all you have to do is respond to this quote from her Preface:
Working with college students, I often recall myself as a sophomore at Barnard College in 1966. I wanted nothing to do with women’s movements or women’s history. When my advisor, Annette Baxter, suggested that I enroll in her course on U.S. women’s history, I had the nerve to reply that I would rather study “real” history.
In 1-3 paragraphs, how would you have responded to the young Ms Freedman, and to women like her?
I’ll take comments for about a week, then choose a recipient at random from the substantive respondents. Go!
[Australian-address entrants only, sorry. Please feel free to spread the word about this giveaway amongst your Aussie blog networks.]