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Quoted in Klatch, R., “The Formation of Feminist Consciousness Among Left- and Right-Wing Activists of the 1960s,” Gender & Society, Vol. 15, No. 6, Dec. 2001, pp. 791–815.
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For more on feminist “naming” see Daly, M., Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation, Beacon Press, Boston, 1985.
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Erika Summers-Effler also finds belonging to a new group, and the attendant experience of solidarity, to be an integral part of coming to feminist consciousness. For more on this see Summers-Effler, E., “The Micro Potential for Social Change: Emotion, Consciousness, and Social Movement Formation,” Sociological Theory, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2002, pp. 41–60.
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