SAIC alumna Shulamith Firestone published her groundbreaking Dialectic of Sex just three years after graduating from SAIC.
SAIC alumna Shulamith Firestone published her groundbreaking Dialectic of Sex just three years after graduating from SAIC.
September 12

SAIC Alumna and Groundbreaking Feminist Shulamith Firestone Dies

September 12, 2012—The New York Times published an obituary on August 30 by Margalit Fox about the groundbreaking feminist writer Shulamith Firestone (BFA 1967), who passed away August 28 in New York City. Firestone published her arresting first book, The Dialectic of Sex, in 1970. Fox writes that Firestone “extended Marxist theories of class oppression to offer a radical analysis of the oppression of women” and helped found the Westside Group, a Chicago feminist organization, before moving to New York.

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