As the twenty-first century gets nearer, women at the sharp end of poverty, abuse and right wing government policies, wherever we are, know only too well that our liberation is still a long way off. In the present political and economic climate it is harder to maintain the early excitement and optimism many women felt in the 1960s and 1970s coming together in the new Women’s Liberation Movement ... [Show full abstract] when, 20 years on, the real bastions of male power remain unbreached. We don’t intend to perform a lengthy post-mortem on the WLM. We think it’s still alive. Nor do we intend to lay the blame for failing to end two thousand or so years of patriarchal power at a stroke, at the feet of an already maligned movement.