Articles by Joreen
was Jo's movement name. As the new feminist
movement spread in the late 1960s, many
young women changed their patronyms to more
descriptive ones or dropped them altogether.
Jo decided to contract "Jo Freeman"
into Joreen. She signed that name to the
three articles in this section and some
that aren't included. Jo dropped Joreen
in part because it created confusion. Some
people incorrectly called her Joreen Freeman,
which was redundant, and others asked her
if she knew who Joreen was. Because so many
people used and reprinted "Tyranny,"
she signed later versions as Jo Freeman.