Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Big SisterFeminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Erin M. Kempker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041976

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 05 April 2020

Low-Key Feminism as a Strategy

Low-Key Feminism as a Strategy

Chapter:
(p.90) Chapter 4 Low-Key Feminism as a Strategy
Source:
Big Sister
Author(s):

Erin M. Kempker

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0005

Chapter 4 focuses on how Hoosier feminists adapted feminism to the particular political environment of Indiana, specifically we examine feminists’ decision to forward a “low key” image to achieve greater respectability and support for the ERA in a conservative political milieu. This decision ultimately proved successful in ratification of the ERA, but also led to dissent and hard feelings within feminist coalitions as many started to see the “low key” strategy as a muzzle. This chapter explores the strategy decisions and contours of the Hoosier feminist movement rooted as it was to place.

Keywords:   second wave feminism, Indiana, women, political activity, National Organization for Women (NOW), history of feminism, Equal Rights Amendment, Hoosiers for the Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.