By Virginia Woolf
WITH AN creation, PLUS broad NOTES AND REFERENCES through HERMIONE LEE
This quantity combines books which have been one of the maximum contributions to feminist literature this century. jointly they shape a super assault on sexual inequality. A Room of One's personal, first released in 1929, is a witty, urbane and persuasive argument opposed to the highbrow subjection of ladies, fairly ladies writers. The sequel, 3 Guineas, is a passionate polemic which pulls a startling comparability among the tyrannous hypocrisy of the Victorian patriarchal method and the evils of fascism.
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The parallel trends of AFDC cuts and antipoverty rhetoric produced a formula that encouraged women on welfare to begin to fight back. “Rising expectations” for poor people and trying circumstances for welfare recipients gave welfare activists a reason to organize as well as hope that their organizing might be effective. Why Women Organized In this context the first local welfare rights groups formed in the early and mid-1960s, several years before the Ohio march. Welfare recipients in cities, towns, and rural communities began to discuss, and in some cases demonstrate, about their da y-to-day e xperiences w ith po verty, racism, and the many abuses the y endur ed w ith the w elfare syst em.
Concluded that economic justice was v ital for social equality. Although unemployment was at one of its lowest points in the postwar p eriod, millions of Americans li ved in dilapidat ed housing and were malnourished and inadequat ely clothed. 147 Although the problem crossed racial and ethnic boundar ies, the black community bore the brunt of it. 148 Social mo vement acti vists c ontemplated ho w t o alle viate or , better y et, 34 • Welfare Warriors eradicate poverty. 149 These developments, buoyed by the academic research of the preceding few years, helped engender a disc ernible shift in the national mood in the mid-1960s, leading to the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) in 1964.
The changing political climate, financial resources, and middle-class assistance proved important in the expansion of this nascent movement. Middle-Class and Nonprofit Support Increasing attention to poverty among social mo vement activists, politicians, and ordinary Americans in the mid-1960s led to an outpouring of resources de voted t o er adicating po verty. Middle-class suppor t helped recipients overcome obstacles to organizing, augmenting the welfare rights movement. Local welfare rights groups acquired support in their political work from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), churches, legal aid societies, civil rights groups, and federal antipoverty agencies.