This collection represents cumulative impacts and achievements of women's liberation movements within the West. This book investigates outcomes in different countries in the light of a reflective social movement theory, comparing them to developments in other parts of the world. Chapter 1. Women's Liberation Movement and Professional Equality: The Swiss Case Sarah Kiani Chapter 2. How The Women's Movement Changed Academia: A Comparison of Germany and the United States Stefanie Ehmsen Chapter 3. Female Bodies - Fetal Subjects? New Reproductive Technologies, Feminist Claims and Political Change in Switzerland in the 1970/80s Leena Schmitter Chapter 4. Momone and the Bonnes Femmes; or Beauvoir and the MLF Sylvie Chaperon Chapter 5. Women and Words: Literary Practices as Collective Self-Discovery Kristina Schulz Chapter 6. Lesbian Vertigo: Living the Women's Liberation Movement on the Edge of Europe Ana Martins Chapter 7. Sexy Stories and Postfeminist Empowerment: From 'Häutungen' to 'Wetlands' Christa Binswanger and Kathy Davis Chapter 8. Lesbianism as Political Construction, in the French Feminist context Christine Bard Chapter 9. Gender and Class in the Italian Women's Movement Marica Tolomelli and Anna Frisone Chapter 10. "Sisterhood is Plain Sailing?" Multi-Racial Feminist Collectives in 1980s Britain Natalie Thomlinson Chapter 11. Uneasy Solidarity: The British Men's Movement and Feminism Lucy Delap Chapter 12. Echoes of Ourselves? - Feminisms between East and West in the Leningrad Almanac Woman and Russia Kirsten Harting Chapter 13. Cyberfeminism on the German-Speaking Net: Contestation beyond Binary Code Johanna Niesyto Chapter 14. The Myth and the Archives: Some Reflections on Swedish Feminism in the 1970s Elisabeth Elgan Chapter 15. After the Protest: Biographical Consequences of Movement Activism in an Oral History of Women's Liberation in Britain Margaretta Jolly Chapter 16. Writing the History of Feminism (Old and New). Impacts and Impatience Karen Offen.