Quote Roundup: Latina Legacies

Last month I posted a “Quote Roundup” from the memoir Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era and following that I posted one of my favorite Barbara Smith quotes. To backtrack, I’d like to introduce “Quote Roundup” as a quick way to show our readers how historians and other thinkers and activists before us have struggled with similar issues that we have. These ideas inspire us to continue having difficult dialogues. This week’s Quote Roundup is from Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Korrol’s Latina Legacies, a book we all (RE/VISIONIST staffers) read in Lyde Cullen Sizer’s Visions/Revisions in U.S. Women’s History class. Continue reading

Quote Roundup: Barbara Smith

Feminism is the political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of color, working-class women, poor women, disabled women, lesbians, old women – as well as white economically privileged, heterosexual women. Anything less than this vision of total freedom is not feminism but merely female self-aggrandizement.

– Barbara Smith