The Year of the Woman, Again

By Ellen Chesler |

For Women’s Review of Books, Roosevelt Senior Fellow Ellen Chesler reviews International Women’s Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History. Authored by Duke University historian Jocelyn Olcott, International Women’s Year “adds substantially to the historiography of women on a global stage,” writes Chesler. By examining the first international conference of women, Olcott rectifies the event’s historically biased portrayal and champions it as a catalyst for global feminism.


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Ellen Chesler is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she focuses on women’s rights and reproductive health in the U.S. and abroad. She recently published an essay collection Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world.