Shulamith Firestone


Shulamith Firestone (née Feuerstein) born Ottawa, Canada January 7, 1945 (d. 2012). U.S.leader of second-wave feminism 1968; broke with Jeannette Rankin Brigade antiwar protest DC to bury “Traditional Feminism” in torchlight at Arlington Cemetery, demanded that women resist war as citizens, not women.


We must learn to fight the warmongers on their own terms, though they believe us capable only of rolling bandages. Until we have united into a force to be reckoned with, we will be patronized and ridiculed into total political ineffectiveness. So if you are really sincere about ending this war, join us tonight and in the future.” (invitation, Jan. 15, 1968; “Jeannette Rankin Brigade”; photo