Feminist Files

Feminist Files

By Leigh Fondakowski, Frequency Machine


Activist Pauli Murray said that all you needed to start a revolution is a typewriter…

And a lot of guts.

This is the story of how Title IX came to pass and how the women behind the scenes in Washington, D.C. created the academic sex revolution. The nerdy revolutionaries: Bunny Sandler, Patsy T. Mink, Edith Green, and Pauli Murray, among others—women who left behind clues about their lives, not just what they achieved, but how they did it, and who they were, little pieces that we pick up and find along the way.

The Feminist Files is a series that digs down into the nitty-gritty of change and mobilization: how it actually happened, how women organized and how the opposition organized against them.  The blood, sweat, and tears of that movement. The revolution which led in 1972 to the passage of Title IX:

37 words that changed the world.

Host Leigh Fondakowski and an all-star cast led by Jodie Foster and Samira Wiley, dig deep into the archives to uncover and reveal the secret origin of Title IX.