Jo Freeman feminist essay, "The BITCH Manifesto"
- Freeman, Jo. (Person)
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In 1967, Freeman attended a course on women at the University of Chicago, where she was introduced to other activists interested in issues of gender equality. This group would go on to have regular meetings and eventually created the first women’s liberation newsletter, “Voice of the Liberation Movement.” Freeman has continued to advocate for women’s rights throughout her career, teaching courses and writing articles for both popular magazines and scholarly publications. She helped found the Women’s Caucus for Political Science at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in 1969, as well as the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women. She wrote four classic feminist papers under her movement name, “Joreen,” such as “The BITCH Manifesto.” The most widely known is “The Tyranny of Structurelessness,” written in 1970.
Freeman completed her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1973, and her J.D. from New York University in 1982. She taught at the State University of New York, and spent two years in Washington, D.C., as a Brookings Fellow and an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.
Source: Scanlon, J. (n.d.). "Jo Freeman (1945 - )." Accessed December 13, 2018. https://www.jofreeman.com/aboutjo/scanlon.htm.
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