A founder of the feminist movement
tells of her life as
In 1968, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz became a founding member of the early women's liberation movement. Along with a small group of dedicated women, she produced the seminal journal series, No More Fun and Games.
Dunbar-Ortiz was also a dedicated anti-war activist and organizer throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the war years she was a fiery, indefatigable public speaker on issues of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and racism. She worked in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade and formed associations with other revolutionaries across the spectrum of radical and underground politics, including the SDS, the Weather Underground, the Revolutionary Union, and the African National Congress. But unlike the majority of those in the New Left, Dunbar-Ortiz grew up poor, female, and part-Indian in rural Oklahoma, and she often found herself at odds not only with the ruling class but also with the Left and with the women's movement.
This is a wonderfully evocative account of a remarkable life: harrowing and joyful, searching and achieving, a life that brings together threads of a complex, troubled, and rewarding era, a life that really made a difference to moving towards a more humane and just world. -Noam Chomsky
"Roxanne Dunbar gives the lie to the myth that all New Left activists of the '60s and '70s were spoiled children of the suburban middle classes. Read this book to find out what are the roots of radicalism." -Mark Rudd, SDS, Columbia University strike leader
"Dunbar-Ortiz takes us into the heart of the women's
liberation movement, grassroots anti-war organizing and solidarity work
with third world liberation struggles around the world and in the U.S.
Outlaw Woman is a fierce and honest narrative about organizing, resistance,
and a passion to remake the world." -Chris Crass, Food Not Bombs