05 5 / 2012

Barbara Smith, “Racism and Women’s Studies”, All the Women are White, all the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave, p. 49.

Barbara Smith, “Racism and Women’s Studies”, All the Women are White, all the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave, p. 49.

23 4 / 2012

"It is the primacy of women relating to women, of women creating a new consciousness of and with each other, which is at the heart of women’s liberation, and the basis for the cultural revolution. Together we must find, reinforce, and validate our authentic selves. As we do this, we confirm in each other that struggling, incipient sense of pride and strength, the divisive barriers begin to melt, we feel this growing solidarity with our sisters. We see ourselves as prime, find our centers inside of ourselves. We find receding the sense of alienation, of being cut off, of being behind a locked window, of being unable to get out what we know is inside. We feel a real-ness, feel at last we are coinciding with ourselves. With that real self, with that consciousness, we begin a revolution to end the imposition of all coercive identifications, and to achieve maximum autonomy in human expression."

The Woman Identified Woman by Radicalesbians