Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, coveting 150 years of writings on women’s struggle for fr
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This book was typical of white, straight, cis, middle-class feminism. The essays were interesting from a historical perspective, though of course I didn’t agree with a lot of the themes. What bothered me was quotes in the introduction such as this, “No feminist works emerged from behind the Hindu purdah or out of the Moslem harems; centuries of slavery do not provide a fertile soil for intellectual development or expression.” Really? I feel like this is the kind of feminist who goes on about how
As far as I can tell so far [though I haven’t quite finished the book yet], there was only one woman of color featured in the whole book and that is Sojourner Truth [who was, of course, amazing]. However, the editor printed Truth’s famous, “Ain’t I woman” speech without the “heavy dialect”. You know, I’ve read the actual speech and it is not at all hard to grasp. I’m a little surprised the editor didn’t replace “Ain’t I a woman” with “Am I not a woman”.
There are three socialist/communist essays in the book. Two of them are by men and one of them is an interview with Lenin recorded by a woman. Engels and Lenin had a lot of amazing ideas, but I think they got a lot wrong too. [Engels had the whole ‘liberating women from their shackles will lead to deepening of monogamy’ and so on.] There were tons of communist/socialist women-identified folks [women of color at that] who left paper trails prior to the 1950’s who the editor could have at least mentioned.
Finally, can I just say that I don’t get why everyone loves Emma Goldman so much? She was a kick-ass person for sure, but her writing just completely grates on me and I’m not exactly sure why. Perhaps she just reminds of exes who idolized her. 😛