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Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country's history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.
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PBSMakers: Women Who Make America DVD
 
4.8

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Not Just for Feminists or Liberals

Fascinating and Informative. You will learn at least one thing (and probably many) that you were never taught in history class or never read in any book.

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Fascinating and Informative. You will learn at least one thing (and probably many) that you were never taught in history class or never read in any book.

I caught this last night and I learned so much from this documentary. I found it enlightening, and the interviews from all the women (many of them famous) contained very poignant quote and a look back into history through the eyes of powerful women and their personal stories and experiences.

Every time you look at history, it is amazing to see how a certain time period was experienced in so many different ways by different people, and how those experiences led to one culturally significant act.

I have never called myself a liberal or a feminist, but watching this documentary made me understand their point of view, their actions, and their politics so much better than I ever understood them before. It made me wonder, if I had been born in a different time or in a different state would I have considered myself a conservative or would I have been swept up in the movement like many of these women were.

I really appreciated the interviews with conservative women at the time and the impact that they had on the women's rights movement.

Hearing extremely powerful and successful women talk about all the times they were told they couldn't do something because they were female, and knowing that they found a way to succeed anyway was very inspiring.

And hearing these women who fought so hard for equality of the sexes then to now fear that today's women are just going to throw it all away and have to start the fight all over again was eye-opening and disheartening.

I am buying a copy on DVD so that I can share this with all my friends - straight, lesbian, conservative, liberal - I think we can all learn something important about our history through this documentary.

It is so important to see things through someone else's eyes at times - especially if you can't walk in their shoes. It really gives you an understanding of how people live and why they make the choices that they do when you understand more of where they are coming from and what they have experienced. If you feel that politics are too divisive, if you feel that there is an "us" versus "them," you should watch this film. It may make you feel a solidarity with all women and all people once again.

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Definitely disappointed. There are women from both sides who make a difference. You wouldn't know it from watching this show. Only really shows contributions from women on the left. Very disappointing.

Definitely disappointed. There are women from both sides who make a difference. You wouldn't know it from watching this show. Only really shows contributions from women on the left. Very disappointing.

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5.0

The struggle

By Elizabeth

from Oceanside, CA

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Comments about PBS Makers: Women Who Make America DVD:

I started in the automotive parts business in 1973, back when women did not do that. The women who are in my age bracket struggled and struggled for fairness and equality that they young women of today take for granted. It is sad how so many for get what it was like and do not fully comprehend and appreciate all of us who faught the fight for all to enjoy.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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For All

By Fleming617

from Boston, MA

Comments about PBS Makers: Women Who Make America DVD:

Equality and "Makers" is not about "left v. right," as some reviewers here would have you believe. It's about the women who fought so hard so that we women today - no matter our beliefs - have opportunities. Women = human.

I am thankful for all women, even those whose views differ from my own. Makers has actually revived me and reminded me how far we've come yet how far we still have to go.

(0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
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By Mary T.

from Schaumburg, IL

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Comments about PBS Makers: Women Who Make America DVD:

Definitely disappointed. There are women from both sides who make a difference. You wouldn't know it from watching this show. Only really shows contributions from women on the left. Very disappointing.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What an incredible film!

By RadioFlyer

from Greenbelt, MD

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I was completely blown away by this documentary when I saw it on t.v. earlier this year. I immediately bought the DVD because I had seen it out of sequence, and I just watched it again. For those of us who were active in the women's movement in the 1960s and '70s, this film brings so much of it back to life and awakens so many memories. There are, of course, things that are missing, and in most respects this is pretty mainstream. But I'm amazed at how much is included and how representative it is, while at the same time being very entertaining. Bravo to the Makers of the film!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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A must see for every woman

By Linda

from Dayton, OH

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A very balanced approach was taken to this subject. I only wish some of the women who are helping to shape religion were included.

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