People Don’t Get Radicalized Fighting Other People’s Battles (Redstockings, 1968)

1946-1989, Black, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, The Home, White Supremacy, Women

This magazine was published by the Redstockings, a radical feminist group, as part of their Action Series. The series of writings in it contain intersectional analysis of the New Left Movement, and the issues that that intersectionality presents. In the first article, Beverley Jones claims that one obstacle that radicals are facing is that when people act only on moral principles, they become liberated but not radicalized. When you attempt to help other people, you maintain important illusions about our society and the way it operates, because they refuse to admit the degree to which they are oppressed as individuals, and what it would take to overcome that oppression.

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