"No one ever asks what a man's role in the revolution is": Gender and sexual politics in the Black Panther Party 1966-1971

An article by Trace Matthews on the gender politics of the Black Panthers in the context of competing ideologies, namely Black cultural nationalism and White feminism.

Submitted by wojtek on March 9, 2012

As seen in Chapter Thirteen of Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin, pages 230-256.

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Submitted by Arbeiten on March 10, 2012

really want to read this, looks good!

allabouttactics

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Submitted by allabouttactics on March 14, 2012

'White feminism'

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Submitted by Arbeiten on March 14, 2012

allabouttactics

'White feminism'

can you muster anything more substantial than this....?

Steven.

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Submitted by Steven. on December 30, 2012

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allabouttactics

'White feminism'

can you muster anything more substantial than this....?

I haven't got time to read this article at the moment, but to someone who has read it is this use of the word "white" appropriate?

wojtek

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Submitted by wojtek on April 16, 2013

See the eighth page (pg 239). According to Matthews, the women interviewed who were apart of the Black Panthers held several criticisms of Women's Liberation Movement; that they didn't address class struggle or national liberation, that they faced dramatically different challenges given the different demographics (black, working-class and predominantly white, middle-class) and some had a tendency towards anti-male and female separatism which they disagreed with. The two references cited are:

31. "Black Scholar Interviews Kathleen Cleaver", Black Scholar, (December 1971): 56.

32. Anon., "Panther Sister's on Women's Liberation" in Off the Pigs!, ed., Heath, 348; "Sisters", The Black Panther, 13 September 1969, 12.

Steven.

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Submitted by Steven. on December 30, 2012

Cool, thanks