I will never forget this. At the student union at Ohio State University when I was a freshman, there was this little booklet for sale for a quarter, Our Bodies, Ourselves. I took that book home from the student union, and read it and thought: Who am I? Where was I born? Why did I not know any of this? I have since learned that the women's movement and the gay rights movement are an outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement. Without the Civil Rights Movement and people like Fannie Lou Hamer, Amzie Moore, Dave Dennis and Bob Moses, there would have been no women's movement.
The women's movement however, has historically had an anti-semitic component driven by the belief that Jewish women have nothing to complain about because we're all entitled and spoiled and wealthy oppressors. That made me uncomfortable.
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For a bibliography:
Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Pamela Sussman Paternoster on WOMEN'S MOVEMENT." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.
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Jewish Women's Archive, "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Pamela Sussman Paternoster on WOMEN'S MOVEMENT," <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.