second wave of feminism

Frances Hamilton became an active feminist in the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Here, she recounts some of her experiences from the grassroots movement which spearheaded so much change in women's lives.

Homemade signs and pink pussy hats abounded on January 21 as thousands of women rallied in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as part of the international Women’s Marches.

As hundreds of thousands marched across Europe and the US, 1500 people — many of them young women — gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park to form a human chain in a symbol of global solidarity. In Melbourne, protesters marched from Alexandra Gardens and formed a human chain along the banks of the Yarra.

With speaker Anna Hush, Director of End Rape on Campus Australia. An inspiring film about the brilliant, often outrageous women who founded the feminist movement of the 1960s. They said 'the personal is political' and made a revolution: in the bedroom, in the workplace, in all spheres of life. 

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