Race and Class

Library Documents

No Mercenary Warrior

Bridget Collins In Lesbian Ethics Vol. 4, No.2, Spring 1991) I am not a mercenary warrior. As a woman born to poverty, my first loyalty is to other women of poverty. It is often difficult[...]

Separatism is Not a Luxury

By C. Maria In Lesbian Ethics Vol 4 No 1 Spring 1990 Julia Penelope, in “The Mystery of Lesbians,” asks, “HOW, in spite of derision, incarceration, violence, and poverty, do we find the courage TO[...]

From Practice to Theory, or What is a White Woman Anyway?

By Catharine A. MacKinnon, as published in Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, edited by Diane Bell and Renate Klein, Spinifex, 1996) And ain’t I a woman? –Sojourner Truth (1) Black feminists speak as women because we are[...]

Who Wants a Piece of the Pie?

By Marilyn Frye From Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism (1992, The Crossing Press)(1) 1976 For feminists, the permanent moral problem of how to live becomes the problem of how to live in accord with feminist[...]

White Woman Feminist

By Marilyn Frye From Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism (The Crossing Press 1992) Introduction This essay is the latest version of something I have been rewriting ever since my essay “On Being White” was published[...]

On Being White: Thinking Toward a Feminist Understanding of Race and Race Supremacy*

By Marilyn Frye From The Politics Of Reality: Essays In Feminist Theory (The Crossing Press 1983) I White feminists come to renewed and earnest thought about racism not entirely spontaneously. We are pressed by women[...]