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(2 of 3) ...I chose the latter because I wanted to live, not just to exist. I wanted to grow. The girl in me was unable to grow. The woman in me was ready to seek new meanings and directions for her life and to succeed in doing so. The woman in me wanted a definition of herself which was at once separate from and complimentary to those who had once defined me as I related to them. As daughter, girlfriend, wife, and mother, I had to depend... ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol…

(2 of 3) ...I chose the latter because I wanted to live, not just to exist. I wanted to grow. The girl in me was unable to grow. The woman in me was ready to seek new meanings and directions for her life and to succeed in doing so. The woman in me wanted a definition of herself which was at once separate from and complimentary to those who had once defined me as I related to them. As daughter, girlfriend, wife, and mother, I had to depend... ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol…

"I dream of a world where 'feminism' isn't a dirty word..."    [click on this image to find a link, which explores the widespread disavowing of feminist identities]

"I dream of a world where 'feminism' isn't a dirty word..." [click on this image to find a link, which explores the widespread disavowing of feminist identities]

(1 of 3) I am a black woman. I have also had the titles of daughter, wife, and mother. But, first, I am a black woman. People have asked me why I want to go through all those changes. Black men have told me I should stand behind them and push them ahead for the revolution. Black women have said that I am wrong not to want to support our men by raising strong sons and cooking for the revolution. And I say, they're missing the point... ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol. 1, No. 1.

(1 of 3) I am a black woman. I have also had the titles of daughter, wife, and mother. But, first, I am a black woman. People have asked me why I want to go through all those changes. Black men have told me I should stand behind them and push them ahead for the revolution. Black women have said that I am wrong not to want to support our men by raising strong sons and cooking for the revolution. And I say, they're missing the point... ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol. 1, No. 1.

(3 of 3) ...As the black woman I am and am becoming, I feel that I am someone the black community needs. I will not allow black men to seek their manhood in my oppression. If that is the only way they can feel secure, then I am not willing to help. If, however, they are as strong as I believe them to be, we can all work together as equals for everyone's benefit.  ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol. 1, No. 1.

(3 of 3) ...As the black woman I am and am becoming, I feel that I am someone the black community needs. I will not allow black men to seek their manhood in my oppression. If that is the only way they can feel secure, then I am not willing to help. If, however, they are as strong as I believe them to be, we can all work together as equals for everyone's benefit. ~ Cheryl J. Roberts. April 1972. Her-Self, Vol. 1, No. 1.

(3 of 3) "The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that's what's being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we're focusing only [on] women. Men are belittled and called 'less of a man' anytime they…

(3 of 3) "The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that's what's being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we're focusing only [on] women. Men are belittled and called 'less of a man' anytime they…

"I am a gay man and I am a FEMINIST"  [follow this link to find a video of sociologist Michael Kimmel on being a feminist: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2011/03/on-gender-mars-venus-or-planet-earth-men-women-in-a-new-millenium.html]

"I am a gay man and I am a FEMINIST" [follow this link to find a video of sociologist Michael Kimmel on being a feminist: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2011/03/on-gender-mars-venus-or-planet-earth-men-women-in-a-new-millenium.html]

The history of S. Asian feminism is not often discussed in Western media. In the 80s, Pakistani women protested against the Zina Hudood Ordinance, which incriminated any rape victims who were unable to provide 4 male witnesses. They also protested the Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, which reduced women’s testimony to count as half of male testimony. Protests often involved police using batons & tear gas. This photo shows a demonstration from the Punjab Women Lawyers Assoc, 2/12/83-Photo: Rahat Ali…

The history of S. Asian feminism is not often discussed in Western media. In the 80s, Pakistani women protested against the Zina Hudood Ordinance, which incriminated any rape victims who were unable to provide 4 male witnesses. They also protested the Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order, which reduced women’s testimony to count as half of male testimony. Protests often involved police using batons & tear gas. This photo shows a demonstration from the Punjab Women Lawyers Assoc, 2/12/83-Photo: Rahat Ali…

(2 of 3) Q: "Why is it called feminist if they're for equality?"  A: "The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren't allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they'd be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to [a] male household she was…

(2 of 3) Q: "Why is it called feminist if they're for equality?" A: "The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren't allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they'd be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to [a] male household she was…

(1 of 3) Misogynist, Misandrist, and Feminist

(1 of 3) Misogynist, Misandrist, and Feminist

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