ABSTRACT

The wrongminded notion of feminist movement which implied it was anti-male carried with it the wrongminded assumption that all female space would necessarily be an environment where patriarchy and sexist thinking would be absent. Even though individual black women were active in contemporary feminist movement from its inception. They were not the individuals who became the stars of the movement, who attracted the attention of mass media. Reformist feminist thinking focusing primarily on equality with men in the workforce overshadowed the original radical foundations of contemporary feminism. Which called for reform as well as overall restructuring of society so that our nation would be fundamentally anti-sexist. Works like Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center that offer a liberatory vision of feminist transformation never receive mainstream attention. While it was in the interest of mainstream white supremacist capitalist patriarchy to suppress visionary feminist thinking which was not anti-male or concerned with getting women the right to be like men.