Since the late 60's radical feminists have laboured to articulate a vision of the world in which all women would be safe, and all women acknowledged as human beings in their own right. Their projects included establishing women's refuges, rape crisis centres, health centres, organizing against pornography and developing courses in Women's Studies. Their practice and the theory of radical feminism is often misrepresented or unknown. This book features 70 writers from every continent discussing their ideas and practice of contemporary feminism.
"Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed is the book weve all been waiting for." -- Womens Studies International Forum Post feminist era be damned could be the tag line for this collection." -- Ms Magazine "It is a book well worth purchasing... it should be a mandatory book for womens studies classes" -- Karla Mantilla, Off Our Backs
After a distinguished career in Australia and the USA, Diane Bell has retired to Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia where she continues to research, write and strategise around issues of local, national and international importance. She has authored numerous articles and edited eight books. Renate Klein, PhD, was Associate Professor in Womens Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, until her retirement in 2006, and is the (co)author/(co)editor of 14 books. She is a biologist and social scientist and taught courses on Reproductive Medicine and Feminist Ethics. Since the 1980s, she has conducted critical feminist research into the new and old reproductive technologies including international population control, IVF (fertility drugs), hormonal and immunological contraceptives, surrogacy, RU 486 and Gardasil.