Re: sixties-l-digest V1 #104

barbara winslow (Purplewins@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sat, 24 Oct 1998 10:42:15 -0400

The politics of the weathermen (as the group was called) at the time
was not sympathetic to the radical women's liberation movement. That
is not to say that women who were in the weatherman faction and then
group weren't political leaders. Their emphasis was that women should
be in the forefront of the struggle against imperialism, racism and
white skin priviledge. In Seattle, for example, the soon to become
weather leadership of the SDS chapter refused to support a group of
women photofinishers who were out on strike. Two women's liberation
groups, Seattle Radical Women and Women's Liberation Seattle as well
as SDS members were on a picket line supporting these women. After the
police arrested the demonstrators, SDS leaders announced that SDS
would not support the strike and the women unless they "gave up their
white skin priviledge) See the just out book, The Feminist Memoir
Project: Voices from the Women's LIberation Movement, Crown
Press. Many of the women who once were weatherfolk are indeed doing
good political work, many, espcially the ones who I have interviewed
see them selves as part of the women's movement.

Barbara Winslow