A Woman to Know: Kathie Sarachild

A feminist is someone who does everything it is necessary to do to win full human rights for women. — Kathie Sarachild

(image via Redstockings)


1968 was the big year for Kathie Amatniek: she held a banner proclaiming "Women's Liberation" at the Miss America pageant; she changed her last name to "Sarachild" (after her mother, Sara); she traveled around the country advocating the fledgling practice of "consciousness-raising" at multiple conferences and readings; she organized her small band of radical feminists, the Redstockings, in a disruption of the New York State hearings on reproductive rights; and -- most memorably -- she coined the phrase that would summon thousands of women to the feminist movement: "Sisterhood is powerful."

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