Features from the Freedom Socialist
Spring 1981
Fat is a Feminist Issue, by Susie Orbach. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Publishing, 1979, paperback, 203 pages, $2.25. The feminist movement has been restoring self-esteem to women for years now. But I’m still jolted occasionally by the recognition of just...
Spring 1981
1981 has been one long trauma, one of those watershed threshold-of-the-decade years that makes you approach the morning paper, the mail and the clamoring telephone with mingled dread and hope. The gruesome, lingering deaths of Bobby Sands and...
Spring 1981
Conventional wisdom has it that the people who take potshots at presidents, popes, civil rights leaders, Beatles, and assorted dictators do it because they allegedly are nobodies who seek to become Somebodies. But who??? We are never told anything...
Summer/Fall 1980
The Freedom Socialist Party is a revolutionary, socialist feminist organization, dedicated to the replacement of capitalist rule by a genuine workers democracy that will guarantee full economic, social, political and legal equality to women, people...
Summer/Fall 1980
What a grand surprise this novel is — the story of an armed revolution led, fought, and won by women who overthrow the autocracy and establish a democratic republic in Germany during World War I! Gertrude Atherton based The White Morning on her...
Summer/Fall 1980
sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms care/struggle/hard times sing her song of life she’s been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn’t know the sound of her own voice her infinite beauty...
Summer/Fall 1980
My marathon case against City Light is like un endless football game, with the score changing each quarter and the final tally bearing little relation to the actual yardage gained on the ground or in the air. I was leading at halftime, scored a...
Summer/Fall 1980
My neighbors, Marcy and Michael, have had their ups and downs of late. Goaded by shrinking paychecks and with no choice but to return to the basics, they read everything they could find on nutrition. Both are talented cooks, and they hoped to find...
Spring 1980
Hatched from Avery Corman's anti-feminist novel about a child custody battle, Kramer vs. Kramer tries feebly to be fair and "liberated." But the film's superb acting and contagious humanism are corrupted by a calculated message: today's young mother...
Spring 1980
We sophisticated watchdogs of the national press are distinguished from the snobbish, the sectarian, and the inexperienced by our comprehension of details to which they are wholly insensitive. I refer, naturally, to those glimpses of American mood...