Women, Race, & Class
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 29. lip 2011. - Broj stranica: 288
From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.
“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—The New York Times
Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.
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If the most violent punishments of men consisted in floggings and mutilations, women were flogged and mutilated, ... If Black women were hardly “women” in the accepted sense, the slave system also discouraged male supremacy in Black men ...
slavemasters' absolute authority, the promotion of male supremacy among the slaves might have prompted a dangerous ... Moreover, since Black women as workers could not be treated as the “weaker sex” or the “housewife,” Black men could ...
The root of oppression was described as a “tangle of pathology” created by the absence of male authority among Black people! The controversial finale of the Moynihan Report was a call to introduce male authority (meaning male supremacy ...
This sexual division of domestic labor does not appear to have been hierarchical: men's tasks were certainly not superior to and were hardly inferior to the work ... While there is a touch of male supremacy in his 18 THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY:
While there is a touch of male supremacy in his analysis, implying, as he does, that masculinity and femininity are immutable concepts, he clearly recognizes that What has usually been viewed as a debilitating female supremacy was in ...
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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - oddandbookish - LibraryThing
I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book's central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - eenee - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful collection of essays about race (mainly black Americans v. white Americans/immigrants). Davis includes some really important information about early rich white (American) lady ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
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