Black Women ‘Invented The Feminist Movement’

According To Gloria Steinem, Black Women Have Had A Major Impact In Feminism

Some feminist African American women feel left behind in some of the feminist activities. Ladies this is not the case.

Gloria Steinem talks about how wonderful it is to have feminist black women to be a part of the movement.

Gloria Steinem discussed the impact black women have had on the feminist movement and the idea that the movement has and continues to exclude them.

“I thought they invented the feminist movement. I know we all have different experiences, but I learned feminism disproportionately from black women,” Steinem told Black Enterprise reporter Stacey Tisdale.

To prove this further, the 80-year-old activist has had made many life-long friendships with powerful black feminists throughout her 50-year career. In 1971 she launched Ms. Magazine with Dorothy Pitman Hughes and later featured actress and activist Pam Grier as the first black woman to be on the cover of the magazine in 1975. Steinem was also close with black activist Flo Kennedy and the great Alice Walker.

“I realize that things being what they are, probably the white middle-class part of the movement got reported more,” Steinem continued. “But if you look at the numbers and the very first poll of women thinking about responding on women’s issues, African-American women were twice as likely to support feminism and feminist issues as White women.”

No matter what your ethnicity or skin color is, every women in this world have suffered the same mistreatment. This is the very reason why we should stick together.