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In addition to the friends & families who have never forgotten them, Spike Lee’s first full-length documentary, Four Little Girls (1997) (watch it via GoogleVideo here) focuses on the tragically too-short lives of Cynthia, Addie Mae, Denise, & Carole who were blown up while waiting for Sunday School to start in the basement of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. It is excellent. Also, Angela Y Davis, a native of Birmingham & resident of Dynamite Hill talks in her autobiography about going to school with 3 of the young ladies who died that day, why she happened to not be in Sunday School that morning, and how that particular terrorist’s act shaped her life going forward. (Davis et al., 1974, p.184)

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In addition to the friends & families who have never forgotten them, Spike Lee’s first full-length documentary, Four Little Girls (1997) (watch it via GoogleVideo here) focuses on the tragically too-short lives of Cynthia, Addie Mae, Denise, & Carole who were blown up while waiting for Sunday School to start in the basement of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. It is excellent. Also, Angela Y Davis, a native of Birmingham & resident of Dynamite Hill talks in her autobiography about going to school with 3 of the young ladies who died that day, why she happened to not be in Sunday School that morning, and how that particular terrorist’s act shaped her life going forward. (Davis et al., 1974, p.184)

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Most women spent a good deal of their lives plowing, hoeing, and picking cotton. In the fields the notion of a distinctive ‘women’s work’ vanished as slaveholders realized that ‘women can do plowing very well & full well with the hoes and [are] equal to men at picking.’ Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow by Jacqueline Jones (page 15)

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If working women earned the same as men (those who work the same number of hours; have the same education, age, and union status; and live in the same region of the country), their annual family incomes would rise by $4,000 and poverty rates would be cut in half.

(National Women’s Law Center)

Just for all those people who keep trying to claim that paying women the same amount as equivalent men is an unimportant issue to society.

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aaaand again no one talks about race in this quote, despite the article. what working women vs what working men? because if we’re talking about white woman vs white man theres only like a .25 diff…but if youre talking about hispanic or native american women, white men literally make TWICE as much. every time people put these facts up with no acknowledgement of how much more white women make compared to everyone else, its fucking bullshit.

white feminism loves to campaign on salary equality talmbout “where are my .25” while conveniently forgetting that itd be much more stark of a figure if they measure WOC against white men. where is my motherfucking DOLLAR! wtf? but why point out how privileged you are, right? its only about equality for white women in the end.

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Right? Plus I rarely see an explicit mention of the fact that the median income of white women is higher than that of either black or latino men. So…all that about how racism is settled but no one cares about sexism? Bullshit.

Finding the statistics for the first time of median income broken down by race, sex, and education, and seeing that white women outearn men of color, and yet never hearing that fact from white feminists, was my first wake-up call that white feminism really isn’t interested in me. Steinem & crew can keep their shit.

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Highly problematic read of 2nd wave feminism, but I do appreciate the sentiment.

Wages, our pay checks are both gendered and raced.

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