What is National Women's Liberation?

National Women’s Liberation is a feminist group for women who want to fight back against male supremacy and win more freedom for women. We believe that change comes about from the actions of everyday people—not politicians, the courts, lobbyists, or the media. The freedoms we have now were won by movements of women, organizing and fighting for change. Men did not become less sexist or decide to give women the vote or legalize birth control because of our individual abilities to reason with them, educate them, or because they love us so much. The inequalities between women and men are political problems that require a collective solution.

We aim to build an organization of feminist organizers to bring new fire to the fight for our liberation.  We are funded by the dues of women, not corporations or their foundations.

The leadership and participation of women of color is critical to the success of the women’s liberation movement; National Women's Liberation addresses struggles particular to women of color and racism within the feminist movement through our Women of Color Caucus.

National Women's Liberation comes from a collaboration between organizers from Redstockings of the Women's Liberation Movement (NY) and Gainesville (FL) Women’s Liberation starting in 1968.  Redstockings is a radical feminist think tank and one of the original groups of the 1960s Women’s Liberation Movement in New York City. Gainesville Women's Liberation is the first women’s liberation group in the South, founded in 1968. This collaboration continues today.

 


For more information on National Women's Liberation's founding theories and original sources visit the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action at www.redstockings.org.  Browse our site to learn more about our history, what we stand for, our current campaigns, and how you can join.