As a child, Piercy had a close relationship with her mother, more so than her father, and this is likely what influenced her views to develop as that of a feminist. While her relationship with her mother became strained as Piercy grew older, they reconciled before her mother died in 1981 (McManus). She credits her career as a poet and writer to her mother, who was an avid storyteller and urged her to observe the surrounding world (McManus). Piercy’s mother’s urgings to be independent influenced her beliefs about a woman’s capabilities so that Pie...
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