Quotation by bell hooks

Had middle class black women begun a movement in which they had labeled themselves "oppressed," no one would have taken them seriously.
bell hooks (b. 1955), African American author and educator. Feminist Theory, ch. 1 (1984).

Referring to the fact that the contemporary Women's Liberation Movement was founded largely by well-educated, middle-class white women. Hooks, who was college educated but grew up in a poor African American Kentucky family, was a feminist.
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