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A New York-based women’s group, Redstockings was founded in 1969 by Ellen Willis and Shulamith Firestone, two Jewish women who were former members of New York Radical Women, an early feminist group that promoted the New Left from its founding in 1967 until it was disbanded two years later. Redstockings advocated political activism through “conscious-raising” and helped popularize feminist slogans and concepts including “the personal is political,” “sisterhood is powerful,” and “the politics of housework.” Though most active throughout the 1970s, Redstockings still exists today as a think tank and feminist archive.


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