1980's :: Photo Gallery
1985. The Feminist Seder Sisters: from left, Phyllis Chesler, EM Broner, Bev Kreloff, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Lily Rivlin at Broner's loft for the 10th Feminist Passover Seder in 1985.
1986. First National Conference on Women and Custody, New York City - Standing: Violet Cherry, Seated: Phyllis Chesler, co-ordinator
1989. New York airport. On the way to Jerusalem. Left to right: Phyllis Chesler, Rivka Haut, Shulamit Magnus.
1986. From the left: Senators Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer with Phyllis Chesler and Nancy Polikoff, Esq., at the February 25, 1986 press briefing on the custody hearing before Congress. This was held, of course, in Washington DC.
1986. While Dr. Chesler and other feminists spoke out indoors about custody, a group of demonstrators formed outside the building. Unwilling to be out-voiced, a group of women from the Custody Speak Out quickly drew up placards and went outside as a counter demonstration, pictured here.
1986. Andrea Dworkin speaks at the March 1, 1986 New York City Custody Speak Out. On stage with her, from the left, are Noreen Connell, Toi Derricotte, EM Broner, Ti-Grace Atkinson, and Kate Millett.
1986. Phyllis Chesler speaks at the (first-ever) March 1, 1986 New York City Custody Speak Out, which she coordinated with Noreen Connell. On stage with her are, from the left, Ruth Cecire, Noreen Connell, and Paula Caplan.
Late 1980s. Noreen Connell, a friend, Charlotte Bunch, and Roxanna Carillo at a New Year's Eve party in Kate Millett's Bowery Street loft in New York City, sometime in the late 1980s.
Early 1980s. Phyllis Chesler with (from left) EM Broner and Shelley Neiderbach at Phyllis' Park Slope home, early 1980s.
1989. Phyllis Chesler suggesting that the crowd take over the Shinjuku District (Red Light District) in Tokyo, Japan, at the first Japanese Conference on Pornography, October 1989.
1983. This scarf, used at feminist Passover seders to bind the women together, was created by Patricia De Rosa at Phyllis Chesler's request. Since its creation, the 'sacred schmatta' has been used every year, even though Phyllis, fearing that it might become idolatrous, suggested that it be burned. Letty Cottin Pogrebin was horrified and saved the scarf.
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