Quotation by Ruth Mompati

Will women find themselves in the same position they have always been? Or do we see liberation as solving the conditions of women in our society?... If we continue to shy away from this problem we will not be able to solve it after independence. But if we can say that our first priority is the emancipation of women, we will become free as members of an oppressed community.
Ruth Mompati (b. 1925), South African black political activist. As quoted in Lives of Courage, ch. 7, by Diana E. H. Russell (1989).

Said in 1987. Mompati was a prominent activist in the anti-apartheid African National Congress.
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