This is actually our second excerpt from Sheila Rowbotham’s “Women, Resistance and Revolution.”
Originally published in 1973, Verso has re-published the book as part of their recently released Radical Thinkers Set 8.
This classic book provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World. Sheila Rowbotham shows how women rose against the dual challenges of an unjust state system and social-sexual prejudice. Women, Resistance and Revolution is an invaluable historical study, as well as a trove of anecdote and example fit to inspire today’s generation of feminist thinkers and activists.