Note: Dr. Davidson, a colleague and friend of Dr. Iversen, shares her reflections on the Women’s Movement, especially at the State University of New York at Oneonta.
MY MEMORIES OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
E. T. A. Davidson (2000)
I want to say something about who I am, as I think that in a history of feminism, we have to try to understand how and why some women become feminists, while others do not.
In a way, I have always been a feminist, though I did not know this for a long time. I came from a loving family. My mother was a happy homemaker. At the same time, my father was proud of her when she did something unusual, earned money, stood on her own two feet. My father respected and loved his children. Dostoevsky says that the best gift a child can have is a happy childhood. I agree. I was brought up to use my intelligence and to be independent. Continue reading