“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” Chronicles History of Women’s Movement 1966 to 1972

Leslie Carol Botha: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”  will be a very powerful documentary – that should be seen by every woman – especially adolescents and teens.  The women’s movement is pivotal in all of our lives whether we acknowledge it or not. 1966 t0 197 were pivotal years for the women’s health movement. And I am proud to say I was a part of it. Empowering time in my life. I am still on the same journey.







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November 3, 2012

A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the origins of Our Bodies Ourselves, the founding of NOW, and other historical milestones. In this clip at right, the founders of OBOS talk about their first women’s health course 40 years ago and the impulse to turn their collective knowledge into a book – a book of body literacy. The filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the project, and have a little more than a month to go.

The creators note that the film doesn’t aim to romanticize the women’s movement and will cover controversies “over race, sexual orientation and leadership that arose.”

Here’s a clip with the founders of Our Bodies Ourselves talking about their perspectives on women’s health and women’s bodies more than 40 years ago. Included is a discussion of their first women’s health course, organized when they were in their 20s, and turning their collective knowledge into a book. (Neat fact: the first version they distributed was run off on a copying machine, making it perhaps the first zine ever.) The clip includes lots of images from the early editions. of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”

Source: Our Bodies Ourselves Blog


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.