Separatism as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930

@article{Freedman1979SeparatismAS,
  title={Separatism as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930},
  author={Estelle B. Freedman},
  journal={Feminist Studies},
  year={1979},
  volume={5},
  pages={512}
}
  • Estelle B. Freedman
  • Published 1979
  • Political Science
  • Feminist Studies
  • If innate male aggression and dominance are at the root of female oppression, then the feminist program would logically require either the extermination of the offending sex, or else a eugenics project to modify its character. If sexism is a by-product of capitalism's relentless appetite for profit, then sexism would wither away in the advent of a successful socialist revolution. If the world historical defeat of women occurred at the hands of an armed 
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