Oberlin Review, May 8, 1970
During this week’s sessions of the women’s caucus, movement members have agreed that a woman ideally would like to think of herself as a person first, but that the existence of male chauvinism which perpetrates societal mechanisms for the psychological, social, and economic oppression of women, makes it necessary to be a woman first.
“Women Reaffirm Their Status, Plan Strong Role in Movement,” Oberlin Review, May 14, 1970
It is only women who are asked to work exclusively for others, who are made to feel guilty if they attempt to integrate their personal and social commitments.
“Male Chauvinism Hinders Movement,” Oberlin Review, May 14, 1970
The reason for Women’s Liberation, and the reason for a Women’s Caucus as part of the Oberlin anti-war activities, is to encourage all Oberlin women to start being strong, self-confident, and politically effective in all aspects of the anti-war effort. We should all demand positions of leadership and creative activity instead of letting ourselves be assigned to secretarial paperwork. If we aren’t leaders now, it’s because we were never given a chance. As it is now, women who are outspoken aren’t listened to or taken seriously—by men or other women. When a woman stepped to the podium to present a proposal at a mass meeting this week, someone whistled.
“The Woman Question,” Oberlin Review, May 8, 1970