feminist revolution development through struggle
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Reforms can be a vital part of the movement towards revolution, but what is important are the types of reforms that are initiated. Femiriist focus on reforms to improve the social status of women within the existing social structure allowed women and men to lose sight of the need for total transformation of society. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) campaign, for example, diverted a great deal of money and human resources towards a reform effort that should have been a massive political campaign to build a feminist constituency. This constituency would have guaranteed the success of the ERA. Unfortunately, revolutionary reforms focused first and foremost on educating masses of women and men about feminist movement, showing them ways it would transform their lives for the better, were not initiated. Instead, women involved with femi nist reforms were inclined to think less about transforming society and more about fighting for equality and equal rights with men.