Sheila Rowbotham

is a historian and writer. She was involved in organizing the first national UK Women’s Liberation Movement conference in 1970, and is the author of Women's Liberation and the New Politics (1969); Women, Resistance, and Revolution (1972); and Women's Consciousness, Man's World (1973). Recent publications include Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (2008) and Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century (2010).