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Sisterhood could never have been possible across the boundaries of race and class if individual women had not been willing to divest of their power to dominate and exploit subordinated groups of women.
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Hypatia Symposium - Indigenous Women, Climate Change Impacts, & Collective Action by KYLE POWYS WHYTE
Recently, I’ve had a series of encounters that have brought (again) to the forefront important reminders regarding the politics of gender, race and privilege. Each of these scenarios highlights nuanced, complex and often understated… 1,835 more words
Rich, Adrienne. “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence”. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1980, vol 5, no. 4
Kathleen Gough. “The Origin of the Family”. 545 more words
Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex, p11-12
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“So that just as to assure elimination of economic classes requires the revolt of the underclass (the proletariat) and, in a temporary dictatorship, their seizure of the means of production, so to assure the elimination of sexual classes requires the revolt of the underclass (women) and the seizure of control of reproduction: the restoration to women of ownership of their own bodies, as well as feminine control of human fertility, including both the new technology and all the social institutions of childbearing and childrearing.