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What they had to say was most empowering, and it seemed to me that the intrinsic merit of their 34 Monique Begin case was so obvious that society - the state - would have to understand and readjust as soon as the report and its recommendations, demonstrating what needed to be done, were released. TWENTY YEARS AFTER Texts still refer to the RCSW as a landmark in Canadian women's history. The fact is that the report, which we saw as an instrument of change for women and for all concerned in society, went through several printings and is still consulted.
Many groups became feminist in purpose but remained traditional in their views of politics and organization. "10 In Canada, this did not prevent co-operation between women and groups from the two aspects. "11 Her description of the women's liberation movement, however, was inclusive of other positions including liberal feminism. Describing the women's liberation movement as "a generic term covering a large spectrum of positions," she divided the movement into the three familiar ideological positions (liberal, left, and radical), adding that "all three broad segments have their own validity, all three are important.
This page intentionally left blank PART ONE The Origins of the Contemporary Women's Movement in Canada and the United States This page intentionally left blank THE F O U R E S S A Y S IN THIS PART A T T E M P T TO E X A M I N E THE various factors that provided the originating impetus for the most recent wave of the women's movements in Canada and the United States. Monique Begin and Jill Vickers describe the initial resurfacing of the organized feminist movement in Canada in the 19608, Sara Evans portrays a similar burst of energy in the United States in the same decade, and Micheline Dumont recounts the somewhat earlier awakening of feminist activism in Quebec in the 19405.