Publisher: Vancouver Status of Women
Periodical profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2439
Kinesis is published 10 times a year by the Vancouver Status of Women. Its objectives are to enhance understanding about the changing position of women in society and to work actively towards achieving social change.
See also CX132, CX633, CX861, CX2562, CX2758.
Abstract: Kinesis is published 10 times a year by the Vancouver Status of Women. Its objectives are to enhance understanding about the changing position of women in society and to work actively towards achieving social change. In addition to feature articles, Kinesis provides short news reports, poetry, a letters page, and a list of upcoming events.
The Sept./Oct. 1981 issue includes a number of articles which demonstrate the way in which sexism, racism and classism act together to oppress women and, in isolating them from one another, fragment their efforts in the struggle for human liberation.
One article outlines how economic imperialism operates in both Canada and in the Third World, how it pits individuals against one another and diverts attention from the larger structural issues.
This theme is treated further in an article by two members of a group called Third World Women who are "developing an analysis of our oppression both as women and as non-white women in white society". The women's movement is at a critical point, they stress. Since it organized as a white middle-class movement, racism and classism were not within the experience of the majority, and this has limited its perspective. "We, who are not white feminists, have been unable to put forward a perspective that speaks from our own experiences because of our 'need' to fit the white stereotypes. Now is the time for Third World women to demand recognition for our lives and address the politics of the women's movement from our separate Third World consciousness." The challenge of the 1980's for both non-white and white feminists is to confront and work through these problems.
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