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September 21, 2010 BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT 3 Core Themes o o Interlocking Systems of Oppression o Significance of Black Women’s Culture o Structure and Content/Conditions of BW Lives Outsider-Within (Collins, 2000) African American Women: Feminism Past to Present o “It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep going forward. That’s how winning is done.” (Rocky) Black Feminist Theory: Significant Themes o Self-Definition and Self-Valuation o Interlocking Systems of Oppression o Emphasis on Black Women’s Culture a lot of diversity but there are threads that connect us (Images: example: Mammy) FORM FUNCTION Dark-skinned Care for families Weight Asexual Unattractive Black Feminism in Historical Context: The First Wave o Abolitionist movement and Suffragist Movement: What were the pressing issues? o
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