As the second wave of the Women’s Movement emerged in the sixties, the leadership of the movement, in particular Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, held up Sylvia Plath as an example of a woman who had been destroyed by the patriarchy. Steinem had a personal connection to Plath, since they were classmates together at Smith College. But was Plath herself a feminist? Was her work inspired by feminist thinking? Analyze Sylvia Plath as a figure in the Women’s Movement. Essays used: Daddy, the applicant, morning song.