Shulamith Firestone, sprung from her own head
August 31, 2012 2:55 PM Subscribe
Shulamith Firestone, RIP.
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The founding radical feminist was found dead in her apartment, a quiet end to a revolutionary life.
She thought childbearing was the main thing that made women an oppressed class, and she had some odd ideas about how to rectify that (incubating children in artificial wombs, for instance). But she was instrumental in radical second wave feminism and wrote one of its classics
After that, according to reports, she withdrew from public life and was hospitalized off and on for schizophrenia.
She features prominently in Susan Brownmiller's In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution
but is oddly largely absent from the web, except in recent remembrances.