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A presentation by Vicki and Anthony
Week 8 – “putting it all together”
 They were a group of Black
Feminists in Boston during the
1970’s.
 “The most general statement of
our politics at the p...
 They did not identify themselves as being “feminists” – they were “Black feminists”
and their beliefs were separate and ...
 As black feminists, they took an interest in the exploitation and inequality of women
around the world, and were committ...
 The group experienced a number of disagreements amongst its members regarding
its purpose.
 For example, they often exp...
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  1. 1. A presentation by Vicki and Anthony Week 8 – “putting it all together”
  2. 2.  They were a group of Black Feminists in Boston during the 1970’s.  “The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual and class oppression” (pp264).  They viewed “the major systems of oppression….as interlocking”
  3. 3.  They did not identify themselves as being “feminists” – they were “Black feminists” and their beliefs were separate and distinct from those of “feminists”  They did not want the “queenhood” and dominance white feminists craved – for the River Collective it would simply be enough “to be recognised as human”(p267)  The River Collective felt solidarity with black men, as they were also victims of racialised, white American society, but they also struggled against them with regards to sexism within society  On the other hand, white women were in solidarity with white men in “being racial oppressors”, whilst also struggling against them about sexism
  4. 4.  As black feminists, they took an interest in the exploitation and inequality of women around the world, and were committed to fighting against issues which would only deepen and reproduce struggles of race, class and gender.  For example, they protested outside a hospital which was planning on cutting the amount of aid it sent to healthcare centres in Africa
  5. 5.  The group experienced a number of disagreements amongst its members regarding its purpose.  For example, they often experienced a “straight/lesbian” divide when deciding on which projects to undertake.  Eventually, the group’s membership dwindled, and it became less of a political group and more of a ‘study group’, focussing on black feminist literature  This shift in dynamics meant that it became increasingly difficult for the group to fulfil it’s initial role of activism, and The Combahee River Collective disbanded in 1980.

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