This piece was first published on The Sisterhood blog at the Forward.
If you have plans tonight, cancel them. Instead, sit down in front of your TV to watch “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” on PBS at 8:00 PM EST. (Check local listings if you live in other time zones.) Otherwise, you will miss a remarkable three-hour journey through 50 years of the women’s movement.
Even for those of us familiar with the history of the feminist revolution — either by having lived through it, or from studying it — this documentary is an eye-opening experience. As someone born just as the women’s liberation movement was picking up initial steam, I was already aware of most of the historical and legal developments recounted in the film. But not until now have I truly understood how they all fit together to bring us to where we are today — mostly for the better, but with still far to go toward the ultimate goal of equality, both nationally and internationally.
Click here to read more and to view the trailer.
© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.