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Big SisterFeminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland$
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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

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The International Women’s Year as a Fulcrum

The International Women’s Year as a Fulcrum

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(p.112) Chapter 5 The International Women’s Year as a Fulcrum
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Big Sister
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Erin M. Kempker

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041976.003.0006

The final chapter sees conservative women’s fears come full circle as they faced down a feminist initiative directed by the United Nations. International Women’s Year (IWY) called for a series of events, including regional and state conferences, leading up to a national conference in Houston in 1977. Because UN initiatives were being voted on in Indianapolis, the IWY represented the growing reach of the world government conspiracy, and feminism was the latest vehicle used by internationalists to achieve control. While feminists saw the conference as a chance to capture the national spotlight and bring attention to women’s issue, like the ERA, conservatives saw it as the ultimate showdown with satanic forces pushing for a totalitarian government they decried as “Big Sister.”

Keywords:   International Women’s Year, United Nations, Conspiracy, second wave feminism, conservatism, women, political activity, Indiana

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