The Liberation of Black Women is the Liberation For Us All

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I had to release a series of questions I had swirling around my mind for what feels like a millennia. Tonight I did some research on black feminism, or womanism, and learned the term “intersectionality.” That’s when black women have to deal with issues of racism, sexism, and classism simultaneously. This is something that is unique to us because during the civil rights movement black women were faced with sexism and with the feminist movement, led by middle-class white women, race was not even an issue. On top of that, we had unique issues that both parties did not deal with such as beauty standards, forced sterilization, legal abortion, domestic violence, and well-paid job opportunities for black domestics. Continue reading “The Liberation of Black Women is the Liberation For Us All”