Why I joined the Party: An Africana womanist reflection

Why I joined the Party: An Africana womanist reflection

Regina Jennings' personal account on why she joined the Black Panther Party, her personal development and the sexism that she faced within the organisation.

TRIGGER WARNING: sexual harassment

As seen in Chapter Eleven of Charles E. Jones' book The Black Panther Party Reconsidered, pages 257 - 265.

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Comments

Steven.
Jan 9 2013 10:27

Cheers for posting, this is a good personal account, as well as a warning to anyone who either uncritically supported the BPP or more generally anyone who thinks that "women's issues" can be put off until "after the revolution".

wojtek
Jan 9 2013 11:31

I agree, though I have some reservations about RJ's perspective; her argument that there were 'much larger threats' than misogyny, her prevailing faith in democratic centralism which only exacerbates patriarchy and the the military discipline which admittedly does have it's pluses, but I'm a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever. wink

Steven.
Jan 9 2013 12:57
wojtek wrote:
I agree, though I have some reservations about RJ's perspective; her argument that there were 'much larger threats' than misogyny, her prevailing faith in democratic centralism which only exacerbates patriarchy and the the military discipline which admittedly does have it's pluses, but I'm a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever. ;)

yeah, I have massive reservations about her perspective, but I kind of thought that was a given. I mean at the beginning she says she wanted to join to kill white people!