Confronting the -isms
Against The Current vol. 133

Allen, Chude Pam
Date Written:  2008-03-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2008
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13379

I love the name Against the Current and would add that to be active in the Women’s Liberation Movement at the beginning of 1968 was to be “against the current.” And “the current” then was as much the Left and the Black Nationalist Movement as it was the society as a whole. We were mostly white women, mostly middle class in background. Who we were was used against us opportunistically by the Left and the Black Movement to keep from having to address the issues of sexism — a word we didn’t even have back then.

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