THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Ann Barr Snitow
May 9, 1943 – August 10, 2019
“Feminism offers a life of significance, as does work in any great social movement.”
Activist, Author, Educator. Founding member of New York Radical Feminists, 1969. CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse), 1977. “No More Nice Girls,” 1981, a feminist street theater group focused primarily on abortion and sexuality. FACT (Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce), 1984, opposing the feminist anti-pornography movement. Network of East-West Women, 1991. Take Back the Future, 2002.
Photo. Ann Snitow’s consciousness-raising group, 1974 to the late 1980s. Left to right, front row: (pregnant) Ellen Willis, Shelagh Doyle, Alix Kates Shulman. Second row, left to right: Cynthia Carr, Bonnie Bellow. Back row, left to right: M. Mark, Karen Durbin, Brett Harvey, Ann Snitow. (©1984 Dorothy Handelman)
More About Ann:
- Obituary, The New York Times
- “Remembering Ann Snitow, the Feminist Activist Who Embraced Uncertainty,” by Alix Kates Shulman, The Nation
- The Ann Snitow Prize, a yearly award for a feminist intellectual and activist, living and working in the United States, who has consistently exhibited the qualities that led Ann to be so admired and cherished.
- Ann Barr Snitow Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
- Wikipedia page
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 433