links for 2009-10-30
Friday, October 30, 2009
"Despite the unpopularity of both terms, she defines herself as a socialist and a feminist. The central tenet of her book is contained in its subtitle: she believes that the fatal flaw of the development of revolutionary theory and practice has been its male supremacy. She defines this not only in women's participation or the responsiveness of movements to women's immediate needs, but in an understanding of power, which she calls "perhaps the central feminist issue." Her perspective was shaped by the voices of Sandinista women in Nicaragua in the period after the electoral defeat of 1990."
"Though containing speeches written nearly one-hundred years ago, and on a subject that has seen more stormy debate and demagoguery than almost any other in recent history, The Education of Black People approaches education with a timelessness and timeliness, at once rooted in classical thought that reflects a remarkably fresh and contemporary relevance."