chapter  3
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T H I S E S S A Y originated as an oral presentation to an interdisciplinary group o f feminist colleagues at the Ci ty University o f N e w York in 1987. I revised and expanded it wi th similar readers in mind for publication. (It appeared in 1992.) B y 1996 much had changed however, including the multiple meanings o f feminism, psychology, the psychology o f women, feminist psychology, women's studies, and feminist theory in the Uni ted States-and the social, political and economic conditions of women's lives around the world.