From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Women's Liberation in the USA
The phrase “Women’s Liberation” was first used in 1964, and appeared in print in 1966. By 1968, although the term Women’s Liberation Front appeared in “Ramparts” it was starting to refer to the whole women’s movement. bra-burning became associated with the movement. One of the most vocal critics of the whole movement has been Bell Hooks, who comments on a lack of voice by the most oppressed within the movement, and their glossing over of race and class, which she says was part of its failure to address "the issues that divided women".