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Fighting for Equality

Nick Juravich, Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University

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In Fighting For Equality, Columbia University professor Alice Kessler-Harris interviews experts about the history and evolution of the women's movement from the 1940s to 2018.


Fighting for Equality

Fighting for Equality

by Nick Juravich


The women's rights movement has seen several iterations, from the radical feminism movement to #MeToo. Throughout every evolution, women have fought for equality and freedom at home and work.

In Fighting For Equality, an edX course from Columbia University, Alice Kessler-Harris lays out the history of the women's movement. Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor Emerita of American History and Professor Emerita in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University.

Using interviews from several female scholars, Kessler-Harris explores the movement's evolution, with emphasis on the class and racial divides between women. This course will teach you a broad history of several waves of feminism from World War II to the Women's March.

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Whether women have it all then probably starts with the question of whether women want it all. Could there be something biological, something cautious, something cultural in women's hesitancy to push forward into a highly problematic workforce?

- Alice Kessler-Harris

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