Women’s Studies (Humanities), 1965

Being mean to women. A way to get some of that civil rights movement limelight being stolen by black people demanding suffrage.

First defined as belonging to a particular sex, it became a new fashionable-to-hate kind of racism by Director of Special Programs at Franklin and Marshall College, Pauline Leet, around 1965 at a Student-Faculty forum after the Morning Herald reported Hollywood compared it to Communism. Repeated again around 1968 in a speech by feminist author Caroline Bird to the Anglican church.