Determination and skill come out of a depth of political and cultural experiences. Women resist and are brave in the most ordinary-seeming situations: on a welfare line, after being told that medical benefits are going to cut; on a street late at night helping a sister who is being harassed; as a mother demanding that the hospital stop experimenting with sterilization on her daughters; one sister to another trying to convince her to stop shooting up because it's giving the man a victory, swallowing up her life.
Women of The Weather Underground. Ms. Magazine, p. 106 (February 1974).
This was a small group of women who were living as fugitives after indictment for crimes related to left-radical politics and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War; they included such well-known activists as Kathy Boudin and Bernardine Dohrn, both of whom later surfaced and served prison time.